Intel will deploy in Bengaluru its Mobileye technology system, including the advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and collision avoidance technologies, to identify driving conditions, lanes, obstacles and junctions in the city. The technology will be implanted in test vehicles. Towards this, the company on Friday signed an MoU with the Karnataka government. The eventual objective is to enhance automotive safety by identifying accident-prone zones and develop innovative solutions to deal with other traffic and road issues. The test vehicles will collect data over the next nine months.
“The data will be shared with everybody and will leverage government and Intel shuttles to begin with. However, we will enhance the scope as we move forward to potentially take taxi drivers on-board,” said Nivruti Rai, country head, Intel India, and vice president of the company’s data centre group.
Intel acquired Mobileye for $15 billion recently and the technology is being deployed for its autonomous car project. The data repository from Mobileye could be used to develop and validate state-of-the-art artificial intelligence technologies which can learn and analyse data pertaining to road conditions and assist drivers to make informed decisions for higher safety, Intel said.
This initiative can be actively leveraged by academia and technology ecosystem/ startups to build their capabilities and amplify their innovations which can enhance commuter, pedestrian and vehicle safety, it added.