Hi-Tech Cars: Fiat Chrysler Joins BMW and Intel’s Autonomous Car Alliance
When the BMW Group had an alliance with the chipmaker Intel and sensor company Mobileye to make a car platform which was driverless, the alliance signed up yet another car maker, Fiat Chrysler.
Fiat Chrysler will provide the alliance with a huge potential boost in the North American market. It tests the autonomous automobiles by the end of the year. It is a busy week for US and Italian combination. The shares have risen on Monday and this was due to some rumours that some automakers in China are keen to purchase it.
It is important to form partnerships with the suppliers, technology providers and automakers. The tech giant Baidu had broken their partnership on car research which was without the driver. Intel purchased Mobileye which is an Israeli firm whose technology has computer vision for at least 15.3 billion dollars. The deal of Intel had an objective to get a deficit in the driving technology which is an area that has the largest growth for chipmakers in the future.
The firms that are actively included in the alliance have 2 tranches of self-driving car tests that are taking place by the end of the year 2017. The transportation future depends on auto and tech industry leaders who work to develop a great architecture that automakers can adopt and customize.
The platform that the firms are making is for utilization by the car makers. The system has to support different autonomy degrees which range from Level 3 to Level 5.