Renesas Electronics Delivers connected car software development

To spur the development of cloud-linked services utilizing vehicle data, Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, has announced the availability of its Connected Car Software Development Tools, the company said.

Using the new tools, developers working with the R-Car system-on-chip (SoC) family can create applications, such as predictive safety infotainment applications that link dynamic data from the vehicle and the cloud in real time with algorithms developed based on big data in the cloud. This enables out-of-the-box development of innovative applications instead of the traditional approach of simply connecting the vehicle to the cloud, making cloud services available in the vehicle.

Due to the unique challenges of managing vehicle data and the need to develop applications under conditions where in-vehicle testing is difficult or impossible, it has been difficult for software developers to leverage the rich cloud services that Amazon Web Servicesâ„¢ (AWSâ„¢) provides through vehicle data at the edge, such as predictive driving support applications.

Renesas´ new software development toolset makes it possible to generate new services that combine, in real time, vehicle data (e.g., the driving status and the state of the drivers) and cloud-based data (e.g., construction, congestion, or other road conditions) as well as weather reports and maps.

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