Intel to power new Audi autonomous car systems
INTEL HAS ANNOUNCED that its processing power will form part of the autonomous driving vehicle, the 2018 Audi A8. Audi will use Intel technology created by Intel’s specialised Programmable Solutions Group (PSG).
“If you look across all these different solutions you’ve got the FPGA (field-programmable gate array)… and the operating system. So a lot of Intel content is in the world’s first Level 3 autonomous driving system,” said Michael Hendricks, automotive director for PSG. Much of the PSG technology came to Intel from its acquisition of Altera Systems in 2015, and some of it comes from Wind River, which is another Intel company. This is probably the key part of the whole system, because as Intel explained, “it supplies the VxWorks operating system for the highly scalable, safety-related electronic control unit… and monitors the safety of critical applications”. Hendricks added that Altera technology would deal with objects, parking and pre-crash processing.