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Renesas Electronics Joins the Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium

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Renesas Electronics has joined the Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium (AVCC) as a core member. The consortium already boasts vehicle OEMs, Tier-1 suppliers as well as other semiconductor companies, with the aim to solve some of the most significant challenges of introducing self-driving vehicles at scale.

“To achieve the future of mobility, we must connect actual use cases with the requirements, technologies and ultimately– implementation required to realise autonomous vehicles,” said Masayasu Yoshida, Vice President of 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.”

On October 8, 2019, a group of leading automotive and technology industry companies including Arm, Bosch, Continental, DENSO, General Motors, NVIDIA, NXP Semiconductors, and TOYOTA announced that they were joining forces to help accelerate the delivery of safer and affordable autonomous 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 affordable and ecologically-friendly. In the 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, re-use and incrementally improve developments resulting from this widescale automotive ecosystem.

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