Big Bets On Autonomous Vehicles: Intel Will Use 2 Million Cars to Map the World's Roads

Intel plans to capitalize on our data-centric and AI-driven future to build the next generation of autonomous vehicles.

How artificial intelligence, 5G connectivity, and big data will shape the technology-centric future were all talking points at this year's Intel CES exhibit. Intel's CEO, Brian Krzanich, delighted audiences with his ambitious vision of the future, ideas that have percolated throughout CES 2018. 

Big Bets On Autonomous Vehicles: Intel Will Use 2 Million Cars to Map the World's Roads
CEO Brian Krzanich. Source: Intel

Intel and their acquisition, Mobileye, are excited to showcase their latest iteration of the Mobileye's REM platform. This HD mapping solution uses data collected from REM capable vehicles to create maps that are used for autonomous driving systems. 

Big Bets On Autonomous Vehicles: Intel Will Use 2 Million Cars to Map the World's Roads
Source: Intel

The theme this year at CES is data and connectivity, and how these two ideas can work together to create a more sustainable, convenient, and efficient world.

Mapping the World 

Fresh of the acquisition, the team has been hard at work to map the roads of the world. Krzanich announced that over 2 million vehicles from prominent automakers, like BMW, Nissan, and Volkswagen will use the REM technology to crowdsource massive amounts of data to build economical and scalable "high-definition maps."

Having this mapping information could help with the progression of autonomous cars. The data collected will create maps that will inform other autonomous driving systems along with building a foundation for real-time driving data. With the power of the cloud, your anonymous vehicle would continuously be updated on road conditions, traffic, and hazards. 

Big Bets On Autonomous Vehicles: Intel Will Use 2 Million Cars to Map the World's Roads
Source: Intel

Building off the momentum of this announcement, Krzanich announced significant partnerships, in the Chinese Market, with SAIC Motor and digital mapping company NavInfo. Using the Mobileye REM technology, SAIC will develop level three, four and five autonomous cars. 

Big Bets On Autonomous Vehicles: Intel Will Use 2 Million Cars to Map the World's Roads
CES 2018 Intel Press Booth. Source: Intel

Closing out the presentation, Intel's CEO showcased the company'new automated driving platform. The platform synthesizes the automotive-grade Intel Atom processors with the possibilities of the Mobile EyeQ5 chips to create level three, four and five autonomous cars.

On to the Future

Intel continued their themes of data and connectivity in the other aspects of their presentation.  This theme was expressed by Intel stating"To power the technology of the future and create amazing new experiences, we need to unlock the power of data. Its collection, storage, and analysis continue to change and grow, having more of an impact on our everyday lives than ever before."

Intel also revealed big plans for virtual reality, immersive media, as well as Quantum computing.  Look for more great details from Intel's latest innovation today CES.

Via: CES, Intel

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