BMW is about to create self-driving car together with Intel and Mobyleye
BMW, Intel and Mobyleye “are collaborating to bring solutions for highly and fully automated driving into series production by 2021”, they said in a joint statement.
The current systems allow for "hands-off" systems to operate steering, brake, and accelerator inputs, but drivers are still required to remain in control.
"Highly autonomous cars and everything they connect to will require powerful and reliable electronic brains to make them smart enough to navigate traffic and avoid accidents,” Intel Chief Executive Brian Krzanich said on Friday at a joint news conference announcing the alliance.
BMW, Intel and Mobileye will develop cars with the highest levels of automation. The project can be described as "eyes off," "mind off," and "driver off". This requires much more computing power and software know-how, forcing traditional carmakers to collaborate more closely with technology specialists.