Intel Kick-Starts Mobileye Integration with Plans to Build Fleet of 100 L4 Autonomous Test Cars

Written By: Stratton Report
August 11, 2017


Recently it was announced that, with the completion of the tender offer of Mobileye, Intel is poised to accelerate its autonomous driving business from car-to-cloud and would begin building a fleet of fully autonomous vehicles for testing in the United States, Israel and Europe. According to Intel, the first vehicles should be deployed later this year and eventually scale to more than 100 automobiles.

Amnon Shashua, soon-to-be senior vice president of Intel Corporation and future CEO/CTO of Mobileye commented:

Building cars and testing them in real-world conditions provides immediate feedback and will accelerate delivery of technologies and solutions for highly and fully autonomous vehicles. Our goal is to develop autonomous vehicle technology that could be deployed anywhere.

It was revealed that when building these test vehicles, Intel’s new entity will combine proprietary capabilities from Mobileye to deliver a complete “car-to-cloud” system. The fleet would include multiple car brands and vehicle types to demonstrate the technology’s agnostic nature.

The test fleet would allow the hybrid solution based on Mobileye and Intel technology to be demonstrated to current and prospective customers in a real-world landscape, and also serve as a base to interact directly with regulators.

Shashua added:

This does not replace any customer activities; it is additive to them. Our customers will benefit from our ability to use this fleet to accelerate our technology development. We want to enable automakers to deliver driverless cars faster while reducing costs – data we collect will save our customers significant costs.