We know that today’s consumers expect their connected digital lifestyles to extend into the car and their inside and outside worlds to be aligned, an expectation both heightened and accelerated by the Internet of Things (IoT). But consumers are also demanding more advanced driving technologies to enhance safety and convenience. Intel is working closely with the automotive industry to shape these new driving experiences.
New Products, Investments, and Research
Automakers are increasingly integrating new informational, entertainment, and safety capabilities into cars, even in entry-level models. To significantly decrease design complexity for these new applications, Intel has announced Intel® In-Vehicle Solutions. This family of pre-integrated and validated hardware and software products will not only help automakers speed time to market, but will also position the industry to continue evolving from convenience features to advanced driving features and eventually, to autonomous driving. Intel also unveiled automotive research projects driven by Intel Labs—Personal Vehicle Experience and Secure My Connected Car—as well as ecosystem collaborations to accelerate development of future vehicle technologies.
Compute Is Critical to Deliver the Self-Driving Car
With growing traffic challenges and an explosion in first-time drivers, automakers are focused on developing next-generation advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and eventually, self-driving vehicles. The mindset needs to shift beyond thinking of the car as a mechanical device, toward viewing the vehicle as a supercomputer on wheels that informs, assists, and ultimately assumes the role of the driver.
In response, automakers are increasingly looking at the vehicle as a platform with multiple systems that can communicate, collaborate, and deliver the intelligence to know when and where action is needed. To achieve this, cars will need greater computing power than is required today.
Top 5 Innovation Requirements
A new paper from Intel outlines the top 5 technology and computing requirements for enabling tomorrow’s intelligent self-driving cars. I urge you to read this new paper, “Technology and Computing Requirements for Self-Driving Cars,” to learn how a strong partnership between the automotive and technology industries can deliver a new era of driving safety and convenience through the development of ADAS and ultimately, self- driving vehicles.
With some automakers committed to introducing self-driving vehicles as early as 2020, and Google’s announcement this week about plans to deliver a self-driving car, the future may be closer than many of us realize.
About the Automotive Blog Series:
From in-vehicle infotainment to autonomous driving, Intel is using its proven expertise and R&D in computing technology, automotive systems, and consumer electronics to help automotive industry partners accelerate the evolution of connected, intelligent vehicles. This series is designed to offer the insights and observations of the Intel experts and engineers working to advance the next generation of driving experiences.