Renesas, Phantom AI develop Full Stack ADAS

  • June 25, 2020
  • William Payne

Renesas and self driving platform developer Phantom AI have together developed a full stack Level 2 advanced driver assistance system. The new system is aimed at OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers. It provides them with an ADAS solution for low to mid-end vehicles, where in-house development costs would be prohibitive.

Phantom AI is offering an automotive-grade ADAS solution on Renesas’ single, low-power R-Car V3H system-on-chip (SoC). This provides enough computing power to enable a Level 2 ADAS feature set and meets functional safety needs.

The solution comprises three components: PhantomVision, PhantomFusion and PhantomDrive.

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

PhantomFusion is a platform independent sensor fusion and object tracking system that makes use of camera, radar and LiDAR and helps vehicles to keep track of anything surrounding them.

PhantomDrive is an ADAS control system that enables features such as adaptive cruise control, lane centring and automatic lane change.

The software is designed to provide a reliable, cost-effective NCAP 2020 compliant solution with no impact on the system performance.

Collaboration with Renesas has enabled Phantom to deliver ISO26262-compliant solutions. Renesas provides an optimised and validated SOC / PMIC / timing chip set 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 of external MCU, contributes to further BOM reduction.

“Renesas has been collaborating with Phantom AI to enable their series of ADAS software stacks on our R-Car V3H SoC”, said 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 realise 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.”