Dibotics, Renesas Join Forces on 3D SLAM

Dibotics brings its 3D SLAM technology and Renesas adds its R-CAR to deliver advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).


By William Wong, Technical Editor

Autonomous, self-driving cars require an understanding of the surrounding conditions. This is why there are a range of sensors are being used to detect and map the area around a vehicle. All this happens in real time.

Renesas Electronics and Dibotics are combining technology to deliver advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS)—in this case, based on Renesas’ R-CAR system-on-chip (SoC) platform and Dibotic’s 3D LiDAR processing support. The jointly developed system generates real-time 3D maps (see figure) with high-level functional safety (FuSa) and low-power consumption.

Dibotics 3D SLAM technology generates real-time 3D maps using LiDAR sensors.

The simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) system from Dibotics takes advantage of its field-validated, six degree of freedom (DOF) Sensor-Agnostic Localization technology that uses data originated from a single sensor. It does not require odometry, IMU, or multi-sensor fusion.

Low-cost, high-performance, 3D LiDAR sensors are being developed by a number of vendors. The software requires high performance processing engines like Renesas’ multicore R-CAR. R-CAR is designed to meet ISO 26262 and Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL) standards.

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