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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Intel in Your Autonomous Car

Intel chips for automobiles.  A big market, so the reach is obvious.  Specifically the mention of autonomous is interesting.   What are the specific needs of such a chip.  Speed and reliability? Embedded intelligence and connectivity.

 " ... Intel threw its research might behind the idea of autonomous cars, or automobiles that are safer and more efficient because they can take over the task of driving from humans.

Intel, the world’s biggest chip maker, will provide an “application ready platform” with its own processors and operating system for self-driving cars. The initiative is part of Intel’s larger campaign to provide the intelligence and connectivity for the internet of things, or smarter everyday devices. The effort will include Intel’s own research as well as investments in other companies from a $100 million car technology fund. .... " 

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