All-in-One ADAS View solution kit for autonomous driving

09-11-2016 | Renesas | Development Boards

Renesas Electronics has announced a new all-in-one advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) view solution kit. Expanding the success of the first-generation ADAS surround view kit, their second-generation ADAS view solution kit with up to eight cameras realizes next-generation electronic mirrors, driver monitoring and surround view systems all at the same time.

Viewing applications are seen as one of the next comfort and safety features on the road towards autonomous driving. They have also become a standard in autonomous driving and ADAS applications to enable sensor fusion which combines and processes the collected information from automotive cameras and radars for vehicles to recognize their surroundings. 360 degree surround view is expected to become an essential feature available in all vehicle segments. Additionally, mirrors will be replaced by cameras, and driver monitoring features will be required for autonomous driving and to increase safety. Camera-based electronic mirrors will allow object detection, the modification of viewing angles and zooming. Driver monitoring will help to build safe, autonomous driving level three-and-beyond vehicles that still demand intervention by the driver in some situations, and will be able to monitor driver attention in conventional cars.

To address these changes, the company launched the all-in-one ADAS view solution kit that includes the recently-announced ‘R-Car Starter Kit Premier’ automotive software development environment, which is based on the R-Car H3 system-on-chip (SoC), as well as the required sample application software for ADAS application software development and calibration software to correct distortion of the images for surround view. The up to eight automotive cameras of the solution kit allow developers to collect data from the environment for sensor fusion, being a necessary step towards autonomous drive.

Electronica, Hall A6, Stand 342

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