Partnerships between tech companies and legacy car manufacturers appear to be a trend these days. We’ve already seen a partnership between Google and Fiat Chrysler, and a new report suggests that Intel and BMW may be looking to team up as well to work on self-driving cars. Apparently, both companies are willing to join together their respective strengths in order to create the cars of the future.
Nothing has been officially confirmed as yet by either Intel or BMW but it’s said that this deal is also going to include collision avoidance software developer Mobileye and that it could be officially announced as soon as tomorrow, this according to unnamed sources who spoke to Bloomberg.
Intel’s expertise in the processor market makes it a worthy partner for car manufacturers looking to enter into the world of self-driving cars. The cars of the future won’t be your average car, they will be complicated machines that will require complicated computing hardware and who better to work on that than Intel.
As previously mentioned, nothing has been officially confirmed yet as neither BMW nor Intel have commented on this report. We should find out for sure tomorrow if they make an announcement, and it goes without saying that it will take a considerable amount of time before we see the fruits of their labor on the road.