Renesas Electronics Corporation has introduced the R-Car V3M Starter Kit to simplify and speed up the development of New Car Assessment Programme front camera applications, surround view systems, and LiDARs. The new kit is based on the R-Car V3M image recognition system-on-chip (SoC), delivering a combination of low power consumption and high performance for the growing NCAP front camera market.
The company also integrated a new, power-efficient hardware accelerator to the R-Car V3M to enable features such as road detection or object classification that is increasingly used in automotive applications. The new R-Car V3M Starter Kit, the R-Car V3M SoC, and supporting software and tools including Renesas’ open-source e2 studio IDE integrated development environment (IDE), is part of Renesas’ autonomy Platform.
“With the R-Car V3M Starter Kit, Renesas significantly reduces development efforts and
accelerates time-to-market for the rapidly growing market of NCAP cameras. Following our announcements on the R-Car V3M SoC and our partnership with HELLA Aglaia for front camera application software, the starter kit completes the offering to develop state-of-the-art front camera solutions,” said Jean-Francois Chouteau, Vice President, Renesas Electronics Corporation.