That the connected car reaches our highways is no longer a question of how, but of when. There are many who are struggling to win this race to lead this segment, and Intel has just filed a ruling and will pay no less than 15 billion dollars for the company MobilEye, specialized in vision systems for self-employed cars.
It is what they say in The Marker and Axios, means that indicate that the agreement between Intel and MobilEye has already been sealed. That pact will have a third leg: they will collaborate with the BMW carmaker to put 40 self-propelled cars on road tests in the United States and Europe before the end of the year.
Intel wants to be a protagonist in the connected car
MobilEye became famous for collaborating with Tesla on its autopilot system, but the fatal crash that one of Tesla's cars suffered a few months ago caused Tesla to dispense with that technology to focus on its own alternatives.
Intel has announced in the past its intention to invest in this segment, but the purchase of MobilEye is one of the most important in recent years in the industry in general - not only technological - and makes it clear that in Intel they want to be key For the future of that "archaic architecture" that can be used by any manufacturer.
The movement of the traditional semiconductor manufacturer makes clear that its focus is no longer as much in the segment of microprocessors for PCs and laptops as in the Internet of Things, data centers, memory chips and, Now it is clear, the car connected and autonomous. The agreement is expected to be confirmed in the coming hours.