Renesas autonomyTM meets Shakespeare’s Smart and Connected City – Renesas CES 2018

In 2016 Renesas Electronics selected the city of Stratford, Ontario, Canada (sister city to Willam Shakespeare’s birth city in the UK) to develop the first chapter of it’s self-driving car development program. Renesas autonomyTM has a target to demonstrate engineering accomplishments at CES each year thereafter. A team of scientists and engineers were assembled from University of Waterloo and BlackBerry QNX in nearby Ottawa and Waterloo.

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Renesas, Toyota, and Denso bring autonomous vehicles to market by 2020 

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. Production vehicles are planned for sale by 2020. The R-Car SoC has been selected for Denso’s engine control unit (ECU), which will be used for Toyota’s upcoming autonomous-driving vehicles. The R-Car SoC will function as the electronic brain for the autonomous-driving system, providing highly accurate intelligence on the vehicle’s position within its environment and making real-time decisions on vehicle control and active safety maneuvers based on sensor data. The RH850 was also selected to control driving, steering, and braking functions based on the judgements made by the R-Car SoC.

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This story seemed to have slipped under the radar due to timing. Imagine the largest carmaker not only showing an autonomous-driving car but already identifying suppliers from its pool of trusted companies, Denso and Renesas to deliver the product in 2020. Now that Denso owns 5% of Renesas maybe more reports will make the automotive headlines.

 

Renesas autonomyTM meets Shakespeare’s Smart and Connected City – Renesas CES 2018

Situated in an overlapping tech and automotive corridor this North American site provided a unique combination of small and large economies, international trade boundaries and automotive engineering talent on hand. The city is mostly famous for hosting one million visitors each year to its world class theatre program during the summer festival. As cities evolve along with car development increasing in automation, Stratford is determined to also establish itself as a tech and cultural center to welcome the next generation of innovation and entertainment that millennials expect.

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