The British manufacturer of automotive components Delphi and Israeli society Mobileye announced that the heart of their system of autonomous driving for cars, developed in partnership and scheduled for release in 2019, will consist of Intel chips . It is an important victory in this segment for the chipmaker, which will allow him to make up ground on competitors, including Nvidia and Qualcomm.
The ambitious of the companies is to provide an autonomous driving system that can be installed on various types of car. The system will occupy the level 4 of the scale of autonomy defined by the Society of Automotive Engineers. This means that the car will be able to be guided alone in almost any condition, except for critical weather situations, but only in certain predetermined areas. More details on the system HERE .
The power required by this system will be very high. Initially Delphi and Mobileye, especially known for its collaboration with Tesla on the implementation dell’Autopilot (from which it is detached with some controversy this summer ), will take advantage of Core i7 ( model not specified), but later there will come a even more powerful processor and built ad hoc the specifications of which are currently unknown. We will know more shortly: according to a spokesman for Intel itself, the processor will be presented in the coming weeks.
Delphi and Mobileye will demonstrate the new autonomous driving system in a few weeks, on the occasion of CES 2017 in Las Vegas . Interesting to note that on board there will also be the laser vision system electromechanical LIDAR, which, however, is too expensive to implement in the mass market. In this respect, Delphi is working with Quanergy System to develop a LIDAR system solid state.