Israeli collision avoidance sensor developer Mobileye (NYSE: MBLY), has teamed with auto parts maker Delphi Automotive Plc and Intel in self-driving cars to be manufactured by 2019, the companies have announced.
Jerusalem-based Mobileye and Intel announced a similar partnership in July with German car manufacturer BMW for serial production of self-driving cars by 2021.
Intel will provide a "system on chip" for the self-driving car systems that Delphi and Mobileye are developing together, Glen De Vos, Delphi's VP engineering, told "Reuters."
UK-based Delphi is talking with established automakers and new or niche vehicle companies, such as manufacturers of commercial vehicles, interested in automating vehicles, De Vos said.
The system Delphi and Mobileye are developing would likely come to market first in a commercial vehicle operating in a limited area, such as an airport shuttle or a ride-hailing service, DeVos said.
Delphi is testing autonomous driving technology in vehicles in Singapore and hopes to choose a city in the US to launch a test fleet of self-driving cars in 2017, De Vos said. The company is also looking for test site in Europe,
"We are looking at Pittsburgh and Boston and a couple of others," De Vos told "Reuters."
Delphi and Mobileye will stage a demonstration of their self-driving vehicle system at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January, De Vos said. That system will use current, electromechanical laser imaging technology, or LIDAR, that is too expensive for use in consumer vehicles, he said.
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