The joint Hailo-Renesas solution will make sophisticated ADAS technology more accessible in cars of all types.

Hailo has announced that it will collaborate with Renesas to develop a processing solution that will broaden the accessibility of ADAS functions and automated driving systems. The joint solution will work especially to enable more sophisticated ADAS technologies across a broader range of vehicles.

In combining the AI chipmaker’s Hailo-8 processors with Renesas’ R-Car V3H & R-Car SoCs, both companies will power scalable, efficient, and cost-effective ADAS designed for zonal and centralized ECUs. This scalability supports a wide range of ADAS functions ranging from L2+ to L4 autonomous driving functions that require more processing power.

The solution’s own processing power will range from 60 TOPS (tera-operations per second) to 170 TOPS, reserved for multi-sensor perception and fusion operations. Its power efficiency enables vehicle ECUs to be cooled passively, reducing the BOM and system cost, while an open software ecosystem provides OEMs and Tier-1s with more control. The solution works similarly to achieve functional safety for the ADAS/automated driving ECU through Hailo-8’s ASIL B verification.

Within the system, a single Hailo-8 delivers up to 26 TOPS at a typical power consumption of 2.5 W and enables edge devices to run sophisticated Deep Learning applications that could previously only run on the cloud. The processor’s structure further enables higher performance, lower power, and minimal latency – enhancing privacy and reliability for smart devices operating at the edge.

The joint Hailo-Renesas solution is available for customer evaluations and demonstrations now.