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CES Update: Intel Announces Self-Driving Car Plans

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Jan. 12, 2018—Intel made multiple announcements at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas recently, regarding its autonomous car technology plans.

The company’s working on evolving technologies like sensors, processors and software algorithms that are required for cars to drive themselves, as Business Insider reported.

For example, Intel announced a new partnership to provide computing and camera-based systems to Chinese auto company SAIC Motors. Those two companies are also working on initial plans with navigation service provider Navinfo to build localized maps that include in-depth traffic and weather information.

Additionally, Intel said its Mobileye division has designed systems capable of Level 2 autonomy, meaning at least one driver assistance system in a vehicle, such as cruise control, is automated.

Intel said that the company’s systems are capable of driving in stop-and-go traffic  on busy highways, for instance, and are somewhat comparable to GM’s SuperCruise system.

Additionally, Intel noted at the CES event that Mobileye will gather data from roughly 2 million vehicles, likely from around the globe, to collect data for high-definition maps, according to a report by TechCrunch

Those cars will be equipped with sensors and cameras and capture images of roads and surrounding areas. That data should help provide critical information for autonomous vehicles’ computing systems.

The images and video that these vehicles capture will be added directly to Intel’s Mobileye-powered automated driver assist platform.

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