Innovative automotive chips adopted by major car manufacturer

12-08-2019 | Renesas | Automotive & Transport

Renesas Electronics announced that Nissan Motor Co Ltd had adopted its innovative and high-performance automotive technology for the ProPILOT 2.0 system highlighted in the new Nissan Skyline. The DAS combines navigated highway driving with hands-off, single-lane driving abilities, using the company's R-Car automotive SoC and RH850 automotive control MCU to implement core functionality in the ECUs that handle driving judgment and control.

Created for ramp-to-ramp highway driving, The technology engages with the vehicle’s navigation system to assist manoeuvring the car according to a predefined route on designated roadways. Also, for the first time, the system facilitates hands-off driving while cruising in a single lane.

“Realising ProPILOT 2.0 on the Skyline required the technological innovation of achieving performance that can handle real-time processing of several times more sensor data than ever before while maintaining reliability,” said Takashi Yoshizawa, VP, Alliance Global Director, EE and Systems Engineering Div., Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. “Many years of collaboration with partners such as Renesas have enabled Nissan to drive technological advances leading to the realization of advanced driver assistance technology, and I am delighted that the industry-leading ProPILOT 2.0 has emerged as a result of this work.”

“We are honoured that Nissan has adopted Renesas automotive semiconductors in the ProPILOT 2.0 system featured on the new Skyline,” said Shingo Yamamoto, executive vice president, general manager of Automotive Solution Business Unit, Renesas Electronics Corporation. “Nissan’s confidence in the processing performance and quality of our semiconductors and in Renesas as a partner in the overall project of advanced driver assistance system ECUs made it possible to combine our technological expertise for development. I look forward to seeing our relationship with Nissan to grow even stronger.”

By Natasha Shek