Phantom AI Collaborates with Renesas on Full Stack ADAS Development

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Phantom AI Inc. has announced a joint development with Renesas Electronics Corporation for a full-stack Level 2 ADAS solution. Phantom AI will offer an automotive-grade ADAS solution on Renesas’ single, low-power R-Car V3H system-on-chip (SoC). The companies say the combination provides enough computing power to enable a Level 2 ADAS feature set that meets current functional safety requirements. 

About Phantom AI & Renesas

Phantom AI’s software provides OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers an opportunity to deploy ADAS solutions across various low- to mid-end vehicle platforms where development cost is a concern. According to Phantom AI, the software provides a reliable, cost-effective, and NCAP 2020 compliant solution. This new collaboration with Renesas enables Phantom AI to deliver ISO26262-compliant solutions. 

Renesas provides a fully optimized and validated SoC / PMIC / timing chipset to reduce development efforts and bill of materials (BOM). The integration of real-time core integration in an SoC, including full AUTOSAR support removing the need for external MCU, contributes to further BOM reduction, according to the company. 

Multi-Level Approach

The full-stack solution from Phantom AI and Renesas will consist of three core features and products. 

PhantomVision: This scalable, deep learning-based computer vision system supports vehicle, pedestrian, bicyclist, free-space, traffic sign, and traffic light detection. 

PhantomFusion: A platform-independent sensor fusion and object tracking system that employs camera, radar, and LiDAR technology. 

PhantomDrive: Described as a complete ADAS control system, PhantomDrive enables features like adaptive cruise control, lane centering, and automatic lane change. 

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Meeting Customer Demand

The collaboration between Phantom AI and Renesas comes as analysts and industry experts predict that the ADAS market will reach USD 134.9 billion by 2027, up from USD 30 billion in 2019. Both companies say the timing for the partnership is key as the demand for ADAS technology continues to rise.

“Renesas has been collaborating with Phantom AI to enable their series of ADAS software stacks on our R-Car V3H SoC,” explained Masa Yoshida, Vice President, Automotive Digital Products Marketing Division at Renesas. “We are proud to be able to offer this software to our customers to realize faster time to market in Level 2 ADAS systems.”    

“Phantom AI’s full-stack L2 ADAS solution on Renesas’s system-on-chip is a powerful combination that customers are demanding,” said Hyunggi Cho, co-founder and CEO of Phantom AI. “Renesas’ R-Car V3H provides a perfect balance between deep learning and traditional computer vision hardware acceleration and is an ideal complement to our computer vision technology.”