Renesas Electronics and Magna recently launched a 3D surround view system designed for entry and mid-range models. This system has significant cost advantages and is expected to accelerate the adoption of advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) functions in the market. This 3D panoramic system uses a high-performance, low-power system-on-chip (SoC) optimized by Renesas for smart cameras and surround systems. With the realization of 3D security capabilities, this new system enables automakers to provide safer and more advanced car models for larger car consumers, which in turn will promote safer driving systems.

Magna's 3D circumstance system is a vehicle camera system that provides a 360-degree panoramic view to assist drivers in parking or low-speed operation. Drivers can use their easy-to-use interface to adjust the field of view, and the object detection function will remind the driver of obstacles on the road ahead. The system provides the driver with a true 360° view of the surrounding environment, which is a significant upgrade compared to the bird's-eye view provided by the existing parking assistance system.

This innovative and ready-to-use system minimizes the time and development costs required for integration, making the system an easy and cost-effective option for automotive manufacturers. Several car manufacturers have expressed high interest in this technology, and one of the European car companies will be the first to integrate this 3D surround system into their future car models.

Shinichi Yoshioka, senior vice president and deputy general manager of Renesas Automotive Solutions Division, said that autopilot systems must be scalable to meet the needs of automotive consumers at all levels. Combining Renesas’ industry-leading automotive semiconductor expertise with Magna's world-class automotive system innovation capabilities will enable the introduction of cost-effective 3D panoramic systems into a wide range of vehicle classes and bring them to a variety of price ranges. Valuable security features, this is a very important step.

The president of Magna, Kelei Shen, pointed out that the cooperation with Renesas is a good example, indicating that companies can provide more optimized and cost-effective semi-autonomous driving functions for different categories of vehicles through common development. . Through the combination of the advantages of both parties, it will be able to apply advanced driver assistance and safety technologies to more cars for the benefit of more drivers.