Intel has announced its new Autonomous Driving Lab and their R&D efforts to make driverless cars and future transportation in Silicon Valley. The announcement was made during the Autonomous Driving Workshop held in California (San Jose).
This Silicon Valley Lab has joined Intel’s other labs in Germany, Oregon, and Arizona. These labs are designed specifically to take care of various requirements of self-driving cars - Artificial Intelligence, different cloud technologies and other service requirements.
According to the blog post by Intel, “With the slew of information captured by cameras, LIDAR, RADAR and other sensors, autonomous cars are expected to generate approximately 4 terabytes of data every 90 minutes of operation.”
The car itself will process, filter, analyze the data, whereas the most valuable data will be pulled by the data centers to update maps, enhance data models, etc.
Intel Autonomous Garage lab works with partners and customers to come up with new data challenges inside the vehicle. In Autonomous labs, engineers use a variety of tools for the testing purposes.These include- vehicles enabled with Intel-based computing systems and different sensors that help in collecting data through various methods, including - autonomous test cars used in real-world driving, partners and vehicles that are collaborating with Intel, and dedicated autonomous driving data centers.
During the workshop, Intel together with Delphi, Ericsson, BMW, and HERE presented their autonomous driving program.