Autonomous driving in a non-connected car

Israeli tech company Mobileye has established a large footprint in the advanced driver assistance (ADAS) and autonomous driving sector. The company’s early clients included BMW, General Motors and Volvo, and Mobileye claims to now be working with 25 auto companies. In 2015, Tesla announced that it would use Mobileye’s EyeQ system-on-chip (SoC) in its self-drive cars, though the two companies have now parted company.
This didn’t stop what seems to have been a somewhat relentless march by Mobileye. In early 2017, Mobileye, Intel and BMW announced that they would develop a test fleet of autonomous vehicles and later in the year, Intel announced that it was acquiring Mobileye, saying that the two companies would work together to design and architect autonomous driving systems. Mobileye’s computer vision methodology differs substantially from that used in other autonomous driving platforms in that it bases all decision-making on real-time data inside the car, rather than relying
on connectivity to the outside world, taking data from the cloud or from other vehicles. Connected Car met with Intel and Mobileye at CES 2018 and saw a concept vehicle that incorporated 12 cameras in one vehicle, and on our return from Las Vegas we decided to learn more about the Mobileye proposition.
Vince Holton spoke with Mobileye’s Dan Galves, and this turned out to be a fascinating interview. Read the whole story in issue 10, which is available in the Back Issue section.