On Tuesday, Intel’s autonomous driving division said Mobileye, in partnership with Zeekr, backed by Geely Holding, plans to make China the world’s first self-driving car in 2024.
At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the two companies said car engineers will have a level 4 autonomy, meaning it will still have a steering wheel and will require a licensed driver, but will be able to drive itself in most situations. It uses six Mobileye’s EyeQ 5 chips and uses Mobileye’s roadmap data.
Intel, which is racing to catch up with competitors such as Taiwanese Semiconductor Manufacturing, which is hungry for cash to build chip factories and has taken Intel’s lead in producing the fastest chips, said it plans to mass-produce a portion of Mobileye last month. to offer
Geely, a fast-growing Chinese automaker, recently explored Korea’s production of cars that could be exported duty-free to the U.S., Acesparks reported last month.
On Tuesday, Mobileye also said it was deepening its relationship with Ford Motor. The two firms claim that the Mobileye roadmap data system, obtained from all vehicles on the road with Ford Mobileye equipment, will allow for hands-free driving in future cases in future versions of Ford’s BlueCruise.
Mobileye notes that Volkswagen AG will begin using some of its mapping data products for Volkswagen’s driver assistance functions, such as automated road maintenance.
On Tuesday, Mobileye also introduced the next generation of the flagship computer chip, called the EyeQ Ultra, which is designed to use minimal power, as these self-driving systems become more important as they compete with driver trains for limited battery power. ladi. electric vehicles. The company said prototypes of the chip will be ready next year, with car production of the chips expected in 2025.