Intel building their own fleet of self-driving cars
Intel has been making noises about self-driving car technology for a little while now, but they are stepping up their involvement after the completion of their purchase of the Israeli self-driving sensor and computing company Mobileye. What better way to show your commitment to self-driving vehicle technology than by building your own fleet, 100 vehicles in total to be exact.
The primary functions of this fleet will be to use the data collected to improve Mobileye technology and to perform safety testing in the United States, Israel, and parts of Europe. But the fleet will also be used to showcase the sensor performance and software experience since Intel hopes other autonomous driving companies will use these with their platforms. After all, Intel is all about supplying the industry not building the end product themselves.
The first cars in Intel's fleet are expected to start appearing later in 2017 and will join companies such as Waymo (Alphabet/Google) and GM who also have self-driving vehicle fleets on the road.