Intel Entering Self-Driving Cars Business With New Tech

With all this technology getting into our cars nowadays, there’s no wonder that many electronic and software giants started do develop an affinity for the auto industry. Google just unveiled its first self-driving blob on wheels and now Intel came with some new in-vehicle solutions to aid both drivers and automakers.
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Intel, the guys responsible for giving computing power to some of your PCs and laptops, just launched a hardware and software family named “In-vehicle Solutions” that will provide the same for next generations cars.

Although you won’t be able to play the latest Call of Duty shooter on your car’s touchscreen, the range of compute modules with integrated software solutions will power both in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems and aid with the self-driving part.

Moreover, since Intel wants to make its modules some sort of standard computing devices for more than just one automaker, In-Vehicle Solutions will cut down the time taken for infotainment development by car makers by more than 12 months while also cutting down the price in half.

"Our goal is to fuel the evolution from convenience features available in the car today to enhanced safety features of tomorrow and eventually self-driving capabilities," said Intel Internet of Things Group corporate vice president Doug Davis.

"To further strengthen Intel's technology partnership with the automotive industry and prepare for the future, we are combining our breadth of experience in consumer electronics and enterprise IT with a holistic automotive investment across product development, industry partnerships and groundbreaking research efforts," Davis added.

The IT giant already supplies technology for BMW, Infinity and Hyundai. Maybe Toyota will catch a contract too; those pixelated latent infotainment systems on its Lexus models surely pulls the models’ appeal down a bit for those with a trained eye.

We’re just wondering how much time will it take for nVidia to show up with some augmented reality windscreen applications...

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