From ADAS to AD
However, before the automated driving, which avowedly is the ultimate goal of carmakers and consumers, the assisted driving, that is currently experiencing a strong upwind will establish itself on a large scale.
The paramount goal of ADAS is to assist the driver with the safety aspects – for himself and equally so for other mobile and pedestrian traffic participants. Next, to this, ADAS is supposed to enhance the driving comfort for the driver and finally yet importantly improve the economic as well as the environmental balance.
In the course of the last decades, Renesas has established itself as the leading MCU and SoC supplier in the automotive segment, and assisted and automated driving are among the Renesas’ focus fields.
ADAS and Automated Drive applications need the high-end computing power of the SoCs to analyse the car’s surroundings and for cognitive computing processing; additionally, the low power consuming control functions are required to steer the car safely and comfortably.
Ultimately, as these elements are essential for ADAS and AD, Renesas has launched Renesas autonomy, - an open, innovative, and trusted platform for assisted and automated driving.