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Intel Teams Up With SAIC in AI Self-Driving Car Project

Intel Teams Up With SAIC in AI Self-Driving Car Project
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Technology giant Intel has just announced a new partnership with Chinese automaker SAIC that will see the development of level 3, 4, and 5 artificial intelligence (AI) based autonomous vehicles come into fruition in the near future.

The announcement was made at the recent Consumer Electronic Show earlier this week. Chinese mapping firm NavInfo is also collaborating with the pair in the new AI self-driving project.

The new partnership will bring AI advanced driver assistance systems to autonomous vehicle that are capable of navigating through streets and braking where necessary. It’s the same kind of system that’s used in the NIO SUV ES8. The way it works is like this:

SAIC will feed data into as well as access Intel subsidiary’s Mobileye Road Experience Management technology.

This will then pull images and other relevant data from the car’s cameras in order to constrict a real-time HD map. The car will also receive information pertaining to the weather, potholes, road closures, and more.

While many AI self-driving projects involve fleets of vehicles equipped with mapping gear driving around gathering data in order to build sufficient maps.

Intel-Mobileye is different. It uses a cloud-based system which is easier to scale and much more efficient. A whopping 9 million chips used to power ADAS systems were shipped out last year by Mobileye, so it shows how the amount of cars using this technology is growing.

For Intel, the partnership is all about being able to introduce its new chip infrastructure to the market that combines both companies technologies. Intel’s Atom C3xxx4 processor will be used to power the new Mobileye EyeQ5 system on a chip.

The company is confident this will make the system more efficient. Others that are also working in partnership with Intel currently on AI self-driving projects are BMW, Fiat Chrysler, and Waymo.

More announcements in the world of AI came this week when Lyft and Adaptiv revealed their partnership in which to develop a self-driving scheme. Rivals Uber have been at it too, teaming up with chipmaker Nvidia.

While Aurora Innovation has jumped onboard with the likes of Hyundai and Volkswagen. And these are to name just a few. There are several more AI self driving projects on the rise and before you know it, there will be autonomous vehicles everywhere. Are you prepared for this AI transportation revolution?

Source Fastcompany