Intel Teams Up with Mobileye, Delphi to Create Self-Driving Cars
With the PC market's current decline, Intel is looking for other outlets of business. The chipmaker recently established the Automated Driving Group, a new division that will develop technologies for autonomous driving cars.
The main task of the new Automated Driving Group is to develop software and hardware that have applications in the self-driving car platform. Intel is not entirely new to the autonomous car industry, as the company has already acquired several firms that develop self-driving cars.
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Intel has also signed a partnership deal with Mobileye and BMW as part of the company's effort to roll an autonomous car into the road by 2021. Earlier this month, Intel made a substantial investment of $250 million towards the development of autonomous cars within the next two years.
According to PC World, the newly formed Automated Driving Group will be headed by Doug Davis, who is the current senior vice president and general manager of Intel's Internet of Things division. Replacing Davis' role as head of the Intel IoT group is former ARM executive Tom Lantzsch.
An Intel spokesperson said that Intel will be tapping Delphi and Mobileye in creating autonomous vehicles. Intel will be supplying microchips that will run the cars.
According to The New York Times, Delphi and Mobileye will be using the Intel Core i7 chip, adding that it will be replaced once a new and powerful model will be released.
Aside from providing microchips, Intel is also keen in developing sensors and connectivity components for autonomous cars. The chipmaker is also planning to build safety and machine learning technologies to help the industry.