Renesas Electronics introduces new automated driving kit
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How is the market ? By 2020, the automotive electronics market will reach $279.96 billion globally, Grand View Research forecasts. The market has increased as premium audio systems, infotainment systems and advanced driver assistance systems have increased in demand. The increase in electric and hybrid vehicles also is contributing to market growth. Advanced driver assistance systems are forecasted to witness the most growth by 2020. In 2013, North America was the largest market, but Asia-Pacific is forecasted to experience the most growth. The global automotive electronics market is expected to reach USD 279.96 billion by 2020. Technology advances since the 1920s having improved comfort and safety. In 2015, vehicles contained more electronic than mechanical parts. The average hatchback, according to Research Beam, is comprised of 35% to 40% electronic parts. By 2020, this is expected to reach 60%. Braking systems, for example, are shifting from mechanical to hydraulic breaking. Soon the market is expected to shift again to electronic breaking systems. Semiconductor manufacturer Renesas Electronics Corp. has developed a highly automated driving (HAD) solution kit. HAD is designed to reduce the development time of electronic control units. It allows software to be developed in a similar fashion to electronic control units. The automobile industry has committed to having practical autonomous vehicles on the market by 2020. This, however, takes a large amount of computing power and requires a powerful CPU. Developers must first create a prototype and then test it using computers. Test results will then be used to make system modifications.