Smart cars are an important element for realizing a low carbon, safe, and comfortable smart society. Improved powertrain efficiency is essential for reducing CO2 emission, and improved chassis, body, and driver assistance system are required for safety. Further evolved car navigation, instrument panel, and communications functions are also critical for realizing a more comfortable vehicle.
Renesas offers total solutions consisting of microcontrollers, analog devices, and power devices for optimal motor control and battery control for electric vehicles (EV) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEV). Renesas is constantly active in developing leading edge technologies such as further reduction of power consumption, devices that operate under severe environments, and expansion of the network and security technologies accumulated in consumer electronics applications to the automotive segment.
In addition, by leveraging our track record as the world's top automotive semiconductor manufacturer*, we swiftly grasp the needs of automotive and auto part manufacturers around the world through collaboration with our partners and activities with universities and standard-setting organizations, to lead the implementation of smart cars.
*Source： IHS iSuppli Competitive Landscaping Tool (CLT) – 3Q 2012