Renesas helps Nissan Leaf with automated parking

The Nissan Leaf uses Renesas technology for automated parking

The new Nissan Leaf, which debuted this week, uses the Renesas R-Car system-on-chip for car infotainment and adas as well as its RH850 automotive control MCU for the ProPilot Park, a full-fledged automated-parking system.

The parking facility recognises spaces adequate for parking, verifies that there are no obstacles in the way, and handles the role of issuing control commands for acceleration, braking, steering and gear changing.

AutoSens in Brussels reveals full agenda

AutoSens returns to Brussels

The full agenda for September’s AutoSens conference in Brussels has been revealed. Vehicle Electronics is a media partner of the event, which will be held from 19 to 21 September 2017 at AutoWorld.

The third in its series of events, AutoSens is expected to attract more than 400 technical experts and engineers, from disciplines such as cameras, lidar, radar, image processing, computer vision, in-car networking, testing and validation, certification, and standards.

Renesas unveils development platform for adas and automated driving

Renesas R-Car V3M image recognition SoC

At its global developers conference this week in Japan, Renesas Electronics demonstrated Autonomy, an adas and automated driving platform. As the first rollout under the platform, the company released the R-Car V3M image recognition SoC optimised for use in smart camera applications, as well as surround view systems or lidar.

The SoC complies with the ISO 26262 functional safety standard, delivers low-power hardware acceleration for vision processing, and is equipped with a built-in image signal processor, freeing up board space and reducing manufacturing costs.

Renesas radar MCU suits adas and autonomous vehicle applications

Renesas  RH850/V1R automotive radar MCU

Renesas Electronics has announced an RH850-based, 32bit, automotive radar microcontroller for use in future adas and autonomous driving vehicles.

The RH850/V1R includes a digital signal processor and high-speed serial interfaces, and is designed for middle- to long-range radars.

Software and tools including evaluation boards will also become available to enable system developers to start their development immediately.

Bosch and Safelite solve adas windscreen camera recalibration problem

Bosch and Safelite have adas recalibration tools for windscreens

US firm Safelite Autoglass is working with Bosch to bring in recalibration tools for adas cameras embedded in windshields. This will let the cameras be reset easily if the windscreen needs replacing.

Working closely with Bosch, Safelite says it is introducing recalibration tools this autumn with the goal of having them available in at least one location in each market by the end of the year. The tools have been tested and are expected to cover approximately 90 per cent of the vehicle makes by mid-2017.

Jaguar builds fleet to test autonomous technology

The system could warn of approaching emergency vehicles

Jaguar Land Rover plans to create a fleet of more than 100 research vehicles over the next four years to develop and test a wide range of connected and autonomous vehicle technologies.

RFPro and Concurrent demo adas development at JSAE Expo

RFPro and Concurrent demo at JSAE Expo

Visitors at this week’s JSAE Expo in Yokohama, Japan, have been able to test adas technologies in a virtual environment with traffic in real time thanks to software from RFPro. The company demonstrated its technology, which is said to reduce the time and cost of adas development, on Concurrent Nippon’s stand at the show.

Driver assistance: Coming revolution

Adas software algorithms must account for road types, speed and threat complexity

The three major trends of electrification, connectivity and autonomy all have software in common, according to Thomas Gage and Jonathan Morris from Marconi Pacific



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