Intel has scored a big win with its automotive business Mobileye. A contract has been signed to make Mobileye the supplier of self-driving technologies to eight million cars for a European automaker. Although the terms of the deal are confidential, as is the name of the automaker, this is a large step forward towards commercially available autonomous vehicles.
As manufacturers continue to implement semi-autonomous features into their vehicles such as advanced collision avoidance, automatic braking, and radar-based cruise control, the movement towards full self-driving capabilities is pushing ahead.
Under the deal, Intel will supply its EyeQ5 chip designed for self-driving vehicles beginning in 2021. Erez Dagan, senior vice president for advanced development and strategy at Mobileye, has stated that EyeQ4 will be launching within the next several weeks.