We have recently been bestowed with the newly formed idea of the self driving cars and we even saw one of the prototypes by Google into action. However, the prospect was seen more clearly when Google officially announced that it is working on an autonomous vehicle that excludes a steering wheel and pedals. Following this, we had Intel’s plans of supporting projects such as these and we can expect a research initiative which is going to explore how drivers interact with their cars and how to best protect connected vehicles from security threats.
Research initiative announcements don’t usually hold much important and we see them as ways for just staying in the new without having a solid announcement at hand. But considering the amount of investment done by Intel and the time spent on this project, we can say that their announcement has certainly been given more weight. In the near future, the company is also launching an In-Vehicle Solutions platform to reduce the cost of installing infotainment systems for manufacturers.