High-performance automotive chips adopted by Nissan for its new LEAF

15-09-2017 | Renesas | Automotive Technologies

Renesas Electronics has announced that its R-Car SoC for car infotainment and ADAS as well as its RH850 automotive control MCU have been adopted by Nissan for the ProPILOT Park, a full-fledged automated-parking system, of its new LEAF, Nissan’s new 100% electric vehicle.

The SoC adopted in the ProPILOT Park of the new LEAF recognizes 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 shifting. The R-Car SoC includes Renesas’ exclusive parallel image processor (IMP) dedicated for image processing. The IMP takes the high-resolution images from the latest automotive CMOS digital cameras and performs high-speed, low-power signal processing. The MCU accepts the chassis control commands from the R-Car SoC and transmits these commands to the various ECUs used. This enables the LEAF's ProPILOT Park to achieve safe and reliable parking operation.

"As part of our efforts to promote the spread of the driving assistant technologies, Nissan has been the pioneer in the industry in around view monitor implementation thanks to Renesas’ image processors,” said Takashi Yoshizawa, vice president and alliance global director of EE and Systems Engineering Division, at Nissan Motor Corporation. “I am very pleased that together with Renesas we were able to bring the ProPILOT Park, which is a full-fledged automated-parking features in our new Nissan LEAF.”

"We believe from our expertise and long-time experience in the automotive area that, in addition to achieving performance and quality, the balance between the control of heat, space, and other parameters is also essential,” said Ryuji Omura, Executive Vice President, Renesas Electronics Corporation. “We are proud that our track record has been recognized with the adoption of our automotive chips in Nissan's new automated-parking system. Renesas is poised to delivering innovative technologies for autonomous driving to foster the advancement of the automotive industry."

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