Intel has recently hit the headlines with the news of autonomous driving, by presenting its first self-driving test car and announcing a number of tie-ups with automakers to take the technology forward.
The company has already introduced its first autonomous car in its 100-vehicle test fleet during CEO Brian Krzanich’s keynote address, at the industry expo CES in Las Vegas, last year.
Specs and features:
This car boasts of 12 cameras, radars, laser scanners and various computing technologies from Intel and Mobileye. In addition, there are three high-resolution cameras at the front of the vehicle that enables a 180-degree field of view and let the car’s image processor see at a distance of up to 300 meters. Here, it needs mentioning that Mobileye, which makes software for autonomous driving, was purchased by Intel last year for about $15 billion.
Now, self-driving cars have gained much importance in this year’s CSE. Various start-ups, tech companies, and automakers are working hard to carve out their shares of the nascent market. Like, very recently, Nvidia and Uber announced that the ride-hailing service would use the former’s chips for an artificial intelligence computing system for a series of self-driving cars.
Lastly, Intel added on Monday that about two million vehicles from car makers BMW, Nissan and Volkswagen would be using technology from Mobileye to build high-definition maps throughout 2018. Those maps would then be used by autonomous vehicles for navigation.