The International tech company, Intel, looks to team up with Waymo in hopes to produce a fully autonomous self-driving car program. Both companies announced that they are collaborating on developing a computer platform that will help car transmit real-time information. The partnership is nothing new but the whole new platform they announced is going to shake the autonomous market.
The computer chipmaker has been hinting the whole world on their ideas and developments in regards to generating the next big self-driving car. Some of their developed projects have been featured and used on the likes of the Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivans.
Intel, Waymo Relationship
On the most recent blog of Intel, CEO Brian Krzanich wrote that “
According to Krzanich, their whole relationship hasn’t been exclusive to minivans, “With 3 million miles of real-world driving, Waymo cars with Intel technology inside have already processed more self-driving car miles than any other autonomous fleet on U.S. roads,” The U.S. roads they mentioned were mainly from Arizona and California.
Kraznich also mentioned that “Over time we’ll both learn we can bring more of the software ... down onto the silicon because you get performance, cost, and power,” he also said. “There will be a regular cadence of new innovation and new silicon that comes out. That’s really what we both get out of this.”
Intel’s Autonomous Plan
On the past occurrences, Intel already unveiled their plan regarding their bout on the self-driving car's market. The tech giant recently announced that they are currently looking at a $15 billion investment with the acquisition of the autonomous vision company Mobileye last March; they are looking to pioneer and push boundaries in terms of business models.
Intel also announced that they have been investing in artificial intelligence companies for the past three years and have reportedly invested a total of $1 billion. While all-in-all, the company is looking to spend a total of $7 trillion and up in their hopes of entering the self-driving car market.
On the other hand, this is the first time that they are going to acknowledge collaboration or a collaborator in that manner; and Waymo was also previously introduced as Google’s very own self-driving car project and has been doing all development and production work in-house. According to
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