SoC accelerates development of In-Vehicle infotainment

August 07, 2017 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Renesas Electronics has announced that it has started volume shipment of its first R-Car system-on-chip (SoC) incorporating Automotive Grade Linux (AGL)-based software. AGL is a cross-industry effort to develop a fully open software stack for the connected car.

The Renesas R-Car starter kit and AGL-based software aims to accelerate the development of automotive in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) applications, and move automakers closer to the realization of connected cars. Renesas is a platinum member of the AGL Collaborative Project, and automakers such as Toyota Motor Corporation are participating to promote open source software development.

The R-Car SoC incorporating AGL platform-based software has started volume shipment for Toyota’s new 2018 Camry, which is scheduled to debut late this summer in the U.S. and will be Toyota’s first car model to run Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) software for its infotainment system.

"Toyota and Renesas have promoted AGL activities together from the very start. By adopting Renesas’ R-Car SoC for our infotainment system of the new 2018 Toyota Camry, we managed to promote system developments in cooperation with both Renesas and AGL,” said Kenichi Murata, Group Manager of Connected Strategy & Planning, Connected Company at Toyota Motor Corporation. “Moving forward, I am confident that we will be able to evolve these industry standard open platforms even further and accelerate the development of new IVI systems."

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