Renesas Electronics announced that its automotive technologies will drive Toyota Motor Corporation’s autonomous vehicles, which are presently under development and scheduled for commercial launch in 2020. Selected by Toyota and Denso Corporation, Renesas’ autonomous-driving vehicle solution for Toyota’s autonomous vehicles combines the R-Car system-on-chip (SoC), which serves as an electronic brain for in-vehicle infotainment and advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), and the RH850 microcontroller (MCU) for automotive control. This combination delivers a comprehensive semiconductor solution that covers peripheral recognition, driving judgements, and body control.
As the leading global supplier of automotive processors (MCUs and SoCs), Renesas offers highly-advanced technologies for use in increasingly critical areas for autonomous driving, such as security technology to protect against cyberattacks and functional safety technology to predict system failures. Production-ready autonomous-driving vehicles will require these capabilities as well as the expertise to match these technologies to actual use cases. Renesas has been committed to providing the perfect balance between advanced technologies and traditional automotive requirements, including performance and power consumption, optimal installation of electronic systems and considerations to the space available, and to implementing measures to protect against heat and environmental conditions.
Recognizing the depth of advanced automotive development technology and expertise that Renesas has demonstrated over the years, Toyota selected Renesas as the key semiconductor supplier for its “Highway Teammate”, an autonomous-driving prototype car designed to merge, pass, change lanes, and perform other actions during highway driving, under supervision.
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