Auto parts maker Delphi Automotive Plc and Israeli technology firm Mobileye NV will put an Intel Corp chip at the heart of their joint effort to produce self-driving vehicles by 2019. The move is a boost for the world’s largest semiconductor maker, which is also working with German car maker BMW AG and Mobileye on self-driving technology, but has not been able to extend its broader chip dominance into the fast-emerging autonomous vehicle market.
Companies from Alphabet Inc’s Google to Uber and Tesla Motors are vying to put autonomous vehicles on US roads, which could radically reshape transportation across the country. Intel will provide a “system on chip” for autonomous vehicle systems that Delphi and Mobileye are developing together, Glen De Vos, Delphi’s vice president of engineering, told Reuters. The system Delphi and Mobileye are developing would likely come to market first in a commercial vehicle operating in a limited area, such as an airport shuttle or a ride-hailing service. Delphi is also working with Quanergy Systems, a maker of solid-state LIDAR systems, De Vos said.