Intel subsidiary to supply autonomous driving technology to 2mn vehicles

Intel subsidiary to supply autonomous driving technology to 2mn vehicles

In the coming years, Krzanich said Intel will put Loihi in the hands of partners to explore use cases. The platform combines automotive-grade Intel Atom processors with Mobileye EyeQ5 chips.

Krzanich brought the presentation to a close with a light show powered by 100 Shooting Star Mini drones, which do not depend upon Global Positioning System for navigation.

In North America Intel is also partnering with Ferrari where the sports vehicle firm will use the artificial intelligence technologies developed by the chipmaker to apply data obtained from the racing tracks with a view to enhancing the experiences of fans and drivers. The company's emergence in this area is no surprise, given it bought Mobileye, an autonomous auto software firm, for $15 billion previous year, but Intel seems to be making progress, demonstrating a auto with 12 cameras and a 180-degree field of view, letting the vehicle "see" up to 300 metres ahead.

Intel shares were under pressure last week after researchers pointed to the so-called Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities affecting the chips powering most modern PCs and many mobile devices.

A consumer-focused show may not seem like the best setting to discuss the intricacies of microprocessor designs and technical roadmaps, but CES is still the biggest technology event in the world.

It's important to note that Intel actually had new information to provide; according to a report from The Oregonian, Krzanich authored an internal memo announcing the formation of a new internal group, dubbed Intel Product Assurance and Security.

The world's largest chipmaker set the stage for this shift to data perfecting.

"Data is going to introduce social and economic changes that we see perhaps once or twice in a century ..."

Intel also touted its Volocopter, an autonomous drone, which Krzanich described as "essentially a flying auto".

"There's quite a bit more work required than just this chip, but this is a major breakthrough in quantum computing", Krzanich said. Krzanich announced that over 2 million vehicles from prominent automakers, like BMW, Nissan, and Volkswagen will use the REM technology to crowdsource massive amounts of data to build economical and scalable "high-definition maps". Krzanich added that more news about a new neuromorphic research prototype processor will be announced to research partners later this year.

The incredible technology developed by Intel can possible people immersion inside a TV, helping them, have a different entertainment experience. Quantum computing is the ultimate in parallel processing, and Krzanich noted it has the potential to compute at a far greater speed than anything ever achieved before.

German startup e-volo's Volocopter uses the same flight technology that Intel's Falcon 8+ drone does, Krzanich said, bringing e-volo's CEO Florian Reuter on stage.