Automotive Environment Expo 2021 in Japan capabilities Situation car or truck solutions
Jessie Lin, DIGITIMES Investigate, Taipei
The just-concluded Automotive Earth Expo 2021 in Tokyo was characterized by components/software package-integrated answers to produce related, autonomous, shared/service and electric (Situation) motor vehicles, exhibiting the pattern of digital transformation for the car business.
Japan-based Rohm showcased a wide range of automotive elements, which include SiC power semiconductor equipment with high voltage tolerance and low electric power intake, energy management ICs supporting ADAS and LiDARs, driver ICs utilized in LED automotive lights.
Rohm’s subsidiary LAPIS Know-how showcased picture controller ICs utilised in electronic rear-check out mirrors and correcting illustrations or photos projected on windshields from head-up displays.
Rohm plans to invest JPY60 billion (US$579 million) to broaden production capacity for SiC ability semiconductor equipment over the up coming 5 many years, aiming to hike its corresponding worldwide market share from 20% at present to 30%.
Xilinx exhibited Zynq UltraScale+, an in-home-produced multi-processor SoC that has been adopted for Eyesight, an ADAS mounted on Subaru Levorg automobile design, with the SoC delivering protection features of adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, collision warning and energetic brake. The SoC is an FPGA that can be current to match Subaru’s upgrading autonomous computer software via OTA (about-the-air programming).
Japan-primarily based taxi application JapanTaxi showcased an autonomous taxicab with LiDARs mounted on the top, automotive cameras on sides and an autonomous management machine in the trunk. With autonomous software presented by Japan-primarily based self-driving software program developer Tier IV, the cab is underneath trial operate in Tokyo and Aichi Prefecture, central Japan.
Coping with the coronavirus pandemic, Japan-dependent MaaS (mobility as a assistance) operator Mobility In addition exhibited a cold-chain logistics vehicle geared up with freezing storage under minus 120 levels Celsius – much decreased than those for normal chilly-chain transportation cars and trucks – for offering COVID-19 vaccines.
Honda Motor showcased Honda Fleet Management, a cloud-based logistics management technique for fleets of bikes applied in final-mile deliveries of products.
Japan-based JVCKenwood exhibited STZ-DR00, a SDK for logistics operators and coverage corporations to acquire software program for analyzing serious-time information gathered by car or truck movement recorders. The SDK permits processing of much-transmitted AIoT messages in limited time and at small charge and its function library can provide extra features this sort of as ADAS, VoIP and DMS (driver monitoring method).