Mobileye, VW Partner for Self-Driving Cars
Feb. 14, 2017—Mobileye will reportedly partner with Volkswagen for self-driving cars.
The two companies said they will work together to implement "a new navigation standard for autonomous driving starting in 2018." Volkswagen also said "future Volkswagen models will use the camera-based map and localization technology" by Mobileye, which is called Road Experience Management.
The Volkswagen announcement is the latest in a string of deals Mobileye has pursued. In late December, Mobileye announced it will partner with digital mapping company Here, owned by a consortium of German automakers, to develop a precise global map that can be used for hands-free driving and location services.
That deal follows a joint venture Mobileye has with Intel and BMW to develop a fleet of 40 self-driving vehicles by the second half of 2017. Intel is providing a broad set of in-vehicle technology with cloud-computing connectivity. Related to this, Intel recently introduced Intel Go, "a new brand for our automotive technology" with the goal of having Intel processors integrated into driverless cars.