eSoftThings joins Renesas’ R-Car Consortium
eSoftThings announced that it has joined Renesas' R-Car Consortium. eSoftThings develops and supports computer vision technologies for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and automated driving (AD) systems. For several years, eSoftThings has been working with Renesas in support of high-performance R-Car automotive SoCs and RH850 MCUs, which are part of the Renesas autonomy platform. As a member of the R-Car Consortium, eSoftThings will help to accelerate development of ADAS and AD with computer vision technology optimized for R-Car SoCs.
The Renesas computer vision and cognitive accelerator IMP-X5 of the R-Car SoCs is intended to aid in processing the large amounts of real-time input from cameras and radar sensors that are added to vehicles to prepare them for requirements for ADAS and AD.
By leveraging its knowledge of the Renesas solutions as well as vision and radar technologies, eSoftThings is integrating and delivering a selection of algorithms on the Renesas autonomy platform by using the dedicated on-chip accelerators to providing high performance at low power consumption. Moreover, eSoftThings provides training and consulting to Renesas partners and customers to enable optimal use of Renesas solutions in target applications.
"Renesas has an impressive track record of producing solutions for ADAS and AD systems in the automotive industry. This has been reinforced with the introduction of the Renesas autonomy platform. eSoftThings is pleased to work with Renesas as member of the R-Car Consortium," said Kimmo Vuorinen, CEO at eSoftThings.
"eSoftThings have gained in-depth know-how of our accelerators for sensing and cognitive applications. This helps us to train our customers and partners to implement their solutions effectively as well as shortening time-to-market," said Eric Pinton, Director at Renesas' Global ADAS Center. "We value eSoftThings as an important partner for our Renesas autonomy platform. Therefore, we are pleased that they are now officially member of the R-Car Consortium."