Intel is helping pave the road for autonomous vehicles and connected cars with a family of hardware and software products called Intel In-Vehicle Solutions. The company also said its Intel's Internet of Things Group achieved revenue of $482 million in the first quarter, up 32% year-over-year, driven by demand for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems.
“To further strengthen Intel's technology partnership with the automotive industry and prepare for the future, we are combining our breadth of experience in consumer electronics and enterprise IT with a holistic automotive investment across product development, industry partnerships and groundbreaking research efforts,” said Doug Davis, corporate vice president, Internet of Things Group, at Intel. “Our goal is to fuel the evolution from convenience features available in the car today to enhanced safety features of tomorrow and eventually self-driving capabilities.”
Intel described In-Vehicle Solutions as “…a family of hardware and software products designed to enable carmakers and their suppliers to more quickly and easily deliver in-vehicle experiences that consumers demand, while reducing the cost of developing them. The family of products includes a range of compute modules, an integrated software stack of operating system plus middleware, and development kits.”
Intel said the standardized platform approach could cut automotive infotainment development time by 12 more than months and cut costs by up to 50%.
Intel also announced it will work with its subsidiary Wind River, as well as with Green Hills Software, Mobica, Symphony Teleca, QNX, and XSe, to offer solutions and services to automakers adopting Intel In-Vehicle Solutions.
Finally, Intel noted that in 2012, it established the $100 million Intel Capital Connected Car Fund to promote seamless connectivity between vehicles and consumer electronic devices and to drive technologies that will enable autonomous driving. The company yesterday said the latest investment from this fund is going to ZMP, the developer of an autonomous driving platform and sensor-laden connected vehicles.