Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) is ready to enter a new avenue in the technology market. The company just announced plans to bring hardware and software technologies into the car market. The chip maker also wants to invest in technologies and research for connected vehicles.
Intel’s dream for car technology
The company’s Intel In-Vehicle Solutions include compute models, development kits, and an integrated software stack of operating systems with middleware.
The vice president of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)’s Internet of Things group, Doug Davis, explained in a press release, “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 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.”
Cars for the future
Autonomous driving cars are likely to be the next big trend in automotive technology. These cars will need large on-board computers that are built in. There will also need to be at least 1GB of data processed every second in the vehicle’s real-time operating system. The data in the car will have to be analyzed at fast speeds to ensure the car can adapt to surrounding changes. Since the car will have minimum room inside, Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)’s infotainment packages need to be small enough to fit in.
The first products to become available will include in-car infotainment systems that feature advanced driving assistant features. Future products could include self-driving cars. Davis added that Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) is working with some big names in the auto industry, including Infiniti, BMW, and Hyundai.
It is apparent that Intel wants to make some exciting changes to the automotive industry. If the chip maker is successful with its endeavors, there is no telling what the company could do in the future.