There were important announcements made by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich at CES 2018. Krzanich unveiled Intel’s first autonomous vehicle in its 100-car test fleet. He also disclosed that BMW, Nissan, and Volkswagen are moving their Mobileye-based mapping design wins to actual deployments. Two million vehicles from BMW, Nissan and Volkswagen will use Mobileye Road Experience Management (REM) technology to crowdsource data to build and rapidly update low-cost, scalable high-definition maps throughout this year.
Further, he announced new collaborations with SAIC Motor and NavInfo to extend crowdsourced map building to China. SAIC will develop Level 3, 4 and 5 cars in China based on Mobileye technology. Levels are assigned based on capacity for autonomy – a Level 4 vehicle can drive itself almost exclusively without any human interaction, and a Level 5 vehicle can drive itself without human interaction on any road. Navinfo and Intel will work together to build and distribute Mobileye’s Road Experience Management (REM) product in China. Specifically, the partnership’s purpose is to use Mobileye’s REM technology to generate a RoadBook in China that is integrated and aligned with NavInfo’s mapping solutions.
Focused on the future of AI, Krzanich announced a partnership with Ferrari North America to use Intel’s AI technologies to apply data from the racetrack to enhance the experience for fans and drivers. Krzanich also disclosed details for the company’s new automated driving platform, which combines automotive-grade Intel Atom processors with Mobileye EyeQ5 chips to deliver a platform with industry-leading scalability and versatility for L3 (Level 3) to L5 (Level 5) autonomous driving.