The ongoing development of greater safety, convenience and connectivity to the outside world is a major trend in automotive space. Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) features, such as surround view camera systems with displays, are increasingly being adopted by automakers to meet such demands.
Cost-efficient 3D surround view system
Chipmaker Renesas and automotive supplier Magna have unveiled a new cost-efficient 3D surround view system to help automakers deliver safer and more advanced vehicles to more vehicle segments and consumers.
Designed fot entry- and mid-range vehicles, the new camera system provides a 360-degree panoramic view to assist drivers when parking or performing low-speed operations.
Drivers can adjust the view of their surroundings with a simple-to-use interface, while object detection alerts drivers about obstacles in their path.
“The system provides drivers a realistic 360-degree view of their environment, a significant upgrade to the bird’s-eye view offered by existing parking assist systems”, Renesas said in the announcement.
The 3D surround view system is based on the Renesas’ high-performance, low-power system-on-chip (SoC) optimized for smart camera and surround view systems.
Renesas also claims that this innovative, ready-to-use system minimizes integration time and development costs, making the system an easy, cost-efficient option for automakers.
Several automakers have already expressed strong interest in the technology, including a European automaker, which will be the first to integrate the 3D surround view system into a future vehicle.
“Automated driving systems require scalability to address the wide range of requirements of car consumers,” said Shinichi Yoshioka, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Manager, Automotive Solution Business Unit, Renesas Electronics Corporation. “The collaboration, combining our best-in-class automotive semiconductor expertise, and Magna’s world-class automotive system innovation is an important step in delivering cost-efficient 3D surround view system across vehicle classes, bringing valuable safety features to diverse price ranges.”
“The collaboration with Renesas is a great example of how companies can jointly develop and deliver a greater number of optimized, cost-effective semi-autonomous features to a variety of different vehicle segments,” said Kelei Shen, President of Magna Electronics. “By combining our strengths we will be able to put advanced driver assistance and safety technology into more vehicles and to more drivers.”
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