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Toyota Safety Sense installations top ten million

Toyota Safety Sense can help detect cyclists

More than ten million vehicles worldwide are using Toyota’s Safety Sense active safety technologies just three and a half years after their introduction in 2015.

The active safety technologies are designed to help prevent or mitigate collisions across a wide range of traffic situations.

Safety Sense is in approximately 90 per cent of Toyota passenger vehicles in the Japanese, North American and European markets. At present, it has been introduced in 68 countries and regions, including China, other selected Asian countries, the Middle East and Australia.

Wind River provides VxWorks for TTTech autonomous driving software

Wind River helps TTTech Auto develop connected car software

Wind River’s VxWorks real-time operating system is powering the latest versions of MotionWise, TTTech Auto’s safety-software platform for autonomous driving applications.

Building on their long-standing partnership, Wind River and TTTech Auto, a provider of safe software and hardware platforms for automated driving, have worked together to develop scalable ECUs based on networked multi-core systems-on-chip (SoCs) for safety-critical automotive applications.

Sensors: Uber lessons

Images from a video feed watching a TV monitor showing the clip released by the police. The overlaid graphics show an adas system response. The green and white bounding boxes are outputs from the bicycle and pedestrian detection modules. The horizontal graph shows the boundary between the roadway and physical obstacles, known as free-space.

Amnon Shashua, chief technology officer of Mobileye, looks at sensors and other adas technology in the wake of the tragic Uber autonomous driving accident

Continental uses cameras and sensors to warn of aquaplaning

Cameras recognise a specific splash and spray pattern of the tyres that can be aquaplaning in its early phase

Continental is developing ways to warn drivers about an imminent risk of aquaplaning. The aquaplaning assistance concepts use surround view camera images and signals from tyre-mounted sensors.

The holistic concept can give the driver time to prevent the front wheels of the vehicle from floating, while warning other vehicles to be prepared for a critical situation.

Driver Assistance: Protecting adas

Schematic delivering 5V at 4A and 3.3V at 4A outputs, at 2MHz

Tony Armstrong from Analog Devices discusses why automotive adas need low EMI and EMC emission switching converters

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.

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