Renesas Electronics Corporation announced that the company has joined forces with SAIC Volkswagen and established the “Automotive Electronic Joint Laboratory”.
The SAIC-Volkswagen-Renesas Joint Laboratory will accelerate R&D efforts to support emerging automotive electronics applications, starting with cockpit and vehicle control, for the Chinese automotive market.
Further, the joint lab aims to combine Renesas’ advanced microcontrollers, system-on-chips, and software expertise with SAIC Volkswagen’s development capabilities, supporting SAIC Volkswagen to develop next-generation automotive electronic platforms with software module development and system integration capabilities to meet the demands of the automotive electronics industry in China.
“Through this joint laboratory, we will explore emerging and leading technologies that can drive new innovations for the automotive industry in China,” read the Renesas statement.
Qingwen Wu, Executive Director at SVW added, “Through our close collaboration in the field of vehicle body electronics and in new fields such as digital cockpit and smart connectivity, we aim to develop a hardware and software platform that will enable us to attain leading market positions.”
“We are excited to partner with SAIC Volkswagen and combine our respective expertise areas to strengthen business with the Chinese market and further automotive design innovation,” said Tomomitsu Maoka, Senior Vice President of Renesas Electronics Corporation and Chairman of Renesas Electronics China.
The joint laboratory was unveiled by the two companies in Anting, Shanghai, China on April 15, 2019.
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