Renesas Electronics Corporation has introduced an update of its state-of the-art R-Car V3H SoCto deliver significantly improved deep learning performance for smart camera applications, including driver and occupant monitoring systems (DMS / OMS), automotive front cameras, surround view, and auto parking for high-volume vehicles up to Level 2+.

The updated SoC combines sensor fusion on the real-time domain with up to ASIL C metrics and an architecture optimized for smart computer vision. It offers OEMs and Tier 1s a high-performance, low-power solution that supports the latest NCAP 2020 requirements as well as the roadmap to NCAP 2025 3 Stars at competitive system costs.

The updated R-Car V3H joins Renesas’ expanding lineup of SoCs within the open and flexible Renesas autonomy platform, which offers OEMs and Tier 1s complete scalability from entry-level NCAP applications up to highly automated driving systems. Customers can also combine the R-Car V3H SoC with Renesas’ high-performance low-power RH850 MCU, integrated power management ICs, and power transistor devices to access the key components required for more complex safety compliant systems.

The highly integrated SoC supports up to ASIL C metrics safety goals on the real-time domain, reducing the need for an external safety microcontroller (MCU) to manage sensor fusion and final decision actions. The R-Car V3H features a suite of proven IPs that support the perception stack, sensor fusion with radar and/or Lidar, and ISP with up to eight MP cameras support, allowing OEMs and Tier 1s to achieve quicker time to market with lower bill of materials costs.