Intel to power BMW, Nissan and Volkswagen's self-driving cars

Mindy Sparks
January 9, 2018

In a keynote address at the "CES 2018" here on Monday, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich highlighted how data is transforming the world around us and driving the next great wave of technology innovation - from autonomous driving to Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Virtual Reality (VR). Ltd., one of China's largest mapping companies, to extend its crowdsourced map building to the country.

Putting the fleet to use will allow it to collect data from cars on actual roads, using onboard sensors to build HD maps that can inform autonomous driving systems and ADAS software of actual conditions in near-real time, with updates provided by the cloud to reflect current road status.

In immersive media, Krzanich said the Intel Studios operation will work with Paramount Pictures to figure out the next generation of visual storytelling through technologies such as virtual reality and non-VR entertainment.

Intel and MobilEye will also begin gathering data to create near real-time maps for autonomous driving systems. The partnerships have been underway before Intel completed its $15.3 billion acquisition of Jerusalem-based Mobileye in August 2017. "We not only find data everywhere today, but it will be the creative force behind the innovations of the future".

Intel will also tie up with SAIC Motor Corp Ltd, which will use Mobileye technology to develop cars in China, the chipmaker said. EyeQ4 entered volume production a year ago, and is now in place in two million cars on the road, including vehicles from BMW, VW, Nissan and more.

In autonomous driving, Intel has announced that 2 million vehicles from BMW, Nissan and Volkswagen will use Mobileye Road Experience Management (REM) technology to crowd-source data to build and rapidly update low-priced, scalable high-definition maps throughout this year.

On Friday, Mobileye announced an agreement with Spain's Directorate General of Traffic to collaborate on preparing Spain's infrastructure ecosystem and regulatory policy for the driving of autonomous vehicles.

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