Commenting on the announcement, Takashi Kamiya, Executive General Manager, Connected Car Solutions Business, Toyota Motor Corporation said, “Continental is an outstanding leader in the field of electronics in the car and Renesas was one of the companies we partnered with to build the car’s ADAS capability. For automotive, Renesas Automotive SoCs are the best choice, both for production and for advanced ADAS applications.
Toyota is thrilled that Renesas will continue as a supplier and that it will be working with Continental to bring even more features to vehicles through the use of Renesas’ ADAS SoCs.” Continental’s ADAS control unit is designed to monitor the driver and their surrounding environment and then to make decisions based on those situations in order to avoid accidents. The new ADAS control unit is based on the Renesas advanced automotive SoC, and has built-in a central processing unit (CPU) for processing traffic and terrain data as well as an electronic control unit (ECU) for controlling all other driving-related components and sensors.
With the speed and efficiency of the Renesas automotive SoC, the company aims to make the vehicle smarter and more alert, and able to perceive and respond to the environment and situation. Renesas will implement the Renesas automotive SoC’s industry-leading processor technology and small-form factor in the ADAS control unit, including computer vision (computing speed: 10 trillion operations per second), voice recognition (COMP500) and security (vulnerability: 0.001 milliseconds).
The Renesas automotive SoC will provide the sensor processing power, data center performance and high-performance communication interfaces required to realize the ADAS technologies. In its ADAS-based ADAS control unit, the Renesas automotive SoC supports the following functions:
1. Traffic Collision Avoidance: Seek driver’s attention in the event of traffic accident and keep the vehicle in its lane, based on GPS information.
2. Evasive Steering Assist: Apply corrective steering to help keep the vehicle within the lane and stop the vehicle in time should an imminent collision with the vehicle in front of the car