Intel added on Monday that about two million vehicles from auto makers BMW, Nissan and Volkswagen will use technology from Mobileye to build high-definition maps throughout 2018. Krzanich flew solo in what could be a future air taxi, as shown on a video he played during his speech.
In autonomous driving, Krzanich announced that two million vehicles from BMW, Nissan and Volkswagen will use Mobileye Road Experience Management (REM) technology to crowdsource data to build and rapidly update low-priced, scalable high-definition maps throughout this year. In addition, SAIC will develop Level 3, 4 and 5 cars in China based on Mobileye technology. According to the chief executive officer of Intel, Brian Krzanich, some of its partners such as Volkswagen, Nissan and BMW who are using mapping design developed by its subsidiary Mobileye are now moving into the deployment phase. Even if these concepts necessitate a lot of computational power, they really have the potential to change the way we experience shows, sports, and movies.
Though Meltdown and Spectre are industry-wide problems affecting chip companies like ARM and Intel, plus operating-system vendors, browser makers, and cloud-computing companies, Intel has been the face of the issue.
Building off the momentum of this announcement, Krzanich announced significant partnerships, in the Chinese Market, with SAIC Motor and digital mapping company NavInfo.
How artificial intelligence, 5G connectivity, and big data will shape the technology-centric future were all talking points at this year's Intel CES exhibit.
When Brian Krzanich, Intel CEO, took the stage he had one option really; address the issue. Not surprisingly, Intel's goal is to tap into and harness the applications that require the most data, and thus generate the most demand for its chips. He also presented a series of immersive media concepts by using Intel-powered cameras. "There's quite a bit more work required than just this chip, but this is a major breakthrough in quantum computing".
The unlimited resource, as Krzanich called data, will impact society much the way the invention of the combustible engine and computer did in previous centuries.
Soon we will offer autonomous air taxi flights as a service in cities across the world revolutionizing the way we all experience urban mobility today. Also a flying minicopter known as a Volocopter will be shown off at the CES.
At the end of the evening, Krzanich brought a "Volocopter" on stage, an autonomous helicopter little bigger than a vehicle, which uses Intel technology to navigate through the air.