Renesas speeds the development of next-generation electronic mirrors, driver monitoring and surround view systems for autonomous driving vehicles all at the same time with a new all-in-one Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) view solution kit incorporating up to eight cameras.
The new ADAS view solution kit is an all-in-one solution based on the R-Car Starter Kit, including online-available sample application and calibration software which enables system developers to immediately start their development.
The up to eight automotive cameras of the solution kit allow developers to collect data from the environment for sensor fusion, being a necessary step towards autonomous drive, said Renesas.
The kit includes the new “R-Car Starter Kit Premier” automotive software development environment, which is based on the R-Car H3 system-on-chip (SoC). It includes the required sample application software for ADAS application software development and calibration software to correct distortion of the images for surround view, which allow developers to immediately start their development.
The R-Car H3 SoC features Renesas’ image rendering (IMR) technology for static surround view, zooming and perspective adjustment for electronic mirrors and driver monitoring cameras.
The kit supports up to 4k resolution images for high details, leveraging the video signal processing units in the R-Car H3 chip.
The R-Car H3 features ARM Cortex-A57/A53 cores which provide 40,000 DMIPS enhanced processing for the application and computer vision implementations. In addition, OpenCL on the GPU provides software engineers the option to implement cognitive functionality, bringing additional safety features.
The ADAS view solution kit will be showcased at hall A6, stand 342, electronica 2016, to be held in Munich, Germany, from November 8 to November 11.
For further details, view the full Press release.