Automotive smart camera development with open platform turnkey solutions

01-03-2021 | Renesas | Automotive Technologies

Renesas Electronics Corporation and LUPA-Electronics GmbH have announced the EagleCAM module, an open front camera solution, highlighting Renesas’ R-Car V3H and R-Car V3M SoC devices. The all-in-one, scalable camera platform is aimed at the latest Euro NCAP and C-NCAP demands, such as automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane-keeping assist, and traffic sign recognition. The jointly-developed solutions allow OEMs and Tier 1s to differentiate and increase their offering by combining their proprietary or third-party software that adds further driving features.

Most smart camera turnkey solutions take a black box solution approach, making it challenging for OEMs and Tier 1s to meet evolving market demands and slowing down development. With the module, the companies offer an open turnkey solution that provides flexible, high-performance perception while reducing time to market and reducing the BOM costs.

“The combination of LUPA’s EagleCAM and Renesas R-Car SoCs delivers scalable and functional safety-compliant, open ADAS solutions that enables flexible feature integration, allowing customers to achieve quicker time to production,” said Naoki Yoshida, vice president, Automotive Digital Products Marketing Division, Automotive Solution Business Unit, at Renesas. “We are excited that our collaboration will make it easier for our joint customers to develop smart camera applications and bring NCAP and L2+ functionality to their vehicles more quickly and confidently.”

“The demand for automotive safety solutions is at an all-time high,” said Benjamin May, CEO at LUPA-Electronics. “We’re excited to publicly announce our partnership with Renesas. By integrating the low-power, high-performance R-Car SoCs into our EagleCAM smart camera platform, we are making it easy for OEMs to add novel safety and driver comfort features to their next-generation vehicles. Our flexible approach speeds up product development cycles while enabling a safer, more fun driving experience for end customers.”

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