Intel's autopilot in Israel, Mobileye, announced that it had agreed with European auto makers on the auto driving technology for 8 million cars. Intel is expected to start in 2021 for auto makers to provide auto driving systems based on the Mobileye fifth generation system chip EyeQ5, which aims to provide a visual core of computer sensors for full auto driving.
However, Intel did not disclose the specific financial details of the cooperation and the specific names of the European automobile manufacturers.
Intel and Mobileye are competing with several companies, including Nvidia, over the core chips and machine vision systems for future autonomous cars. In the future, similar autopilot systems will be installed in models owned by many automakers, which will give the vehicles a certain degree of self-driving capability, but will also require human drivers to remain vigilant at all times. To ensure this, even more advanced ones will be added to some autopilot systems
Mobileye, which was acquired by Intel for $15.3 billion last year, is a well-known technology company headquartered in Israel. The 18-year-old technology company was listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 2014. At that time, the market value had reached $5 billion. The company said that currently there are about 27 million vehicles on the market that have 25-manufacturer driving assistance, and Mobileye products account for 70% of the market.
Media reports say Mobileye has worked with manufacturers including GM, Nissan, Audi, Honda, BMW and Chrysler to provide them with L3 autopilot technology and systems from next year.
At its own Jerusalem headquarters, Mobileye has started L4 - level autopilot tests on the highway in recent months, testing Ford Fusion with 12 cameras, sensors and 4 upcoming EyeQ4 chips. Mobileye revealed that the test is scheduled to enter California next month, followed by Arizona.
Mobileye said the company expects to provide L4 automatic driving system from 2021. And if the participation of automobile manufacturers is very high, we will be able to see autopilot taxis in the streets as early as 2021.