Renesas Electronics Corporation, a supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, has joined the Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium (AVCC) as a core member.
Renesas joins leaders from across the automotive ecosystem, including vehicle OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers, and other semiconductor suppliers, to help solve some of the most significant challenges of deploying self-driving vehicles at scale.
As the automotive industry pushes forward to meet the needs of an increasingly connected environment, vehicles are evolving to become more intelligent, more ecologically friendly, and more affordable. Looking ahead, future autonomous vehicles will be operated with even more complicated and large-scale software driven by artificial intelligence. Vehicle edge computing platforms will play a key role in achieving the required ultra-high-performance computing within the power, thermal, size, security and safety constraints. A standardized technical framework is also critical in order to share, reuse and incrementally improve developments resulting from this widescale automotive ecosystem.
The consortium was established on October 8, 2019, and consists of a group of leading automotive and technology industry companies, including Arm, Bosch, Continental, DENSO, General Motors, NVIDIA, NXP Semiconductors and Toyota.
“To achieve the future of mobility, we must connect actual use-cases with the requirements, technologies, and ultimately the implementation required to realize autonomous vehicles,” said Masayasu Yoshida, vice president of the Renesas Automotive System Development division.
“The AVCC will play a pivotal role in achieving this mobility future, and we’re very excited to take part in building the framework for vehicle edge computing, combining our popular and proven R-Car SoCs with this new framework, and leading autonomous vehicle evolution together.”
A leader in microcontrollers, analog, power and SoC products, Renesas provides comprehensive solutions for a broad range of automotive, industrial, home electronics, office automation and ICT applications that help shape a limitless future.