Intel starts testing self-driving cars in Jerusalem

TechCrunch | 5/17/2018 | Megan Rose Dickey
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Intel and its subsidiary Mobileye have started testing 100 self-driving cars in Jerusalem. In the “coming months,” the plan is to deploy the fleet in the U.S. and other regions, Mobileye CEO Amnon Shahsua wrote in a blog post.

Through this test, Intel/Mobileye hope to demonstrate that its cars are 1,000 times safer than human drivers “without the need for billions of miles of validation testing on public roads.”

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These cars are equipped with 12 cameras to create a 360 view of its surroundings. Eight of those cameras are for long-range viewing purposes while the other four are for parking. In phase two of development, which will happen in the next few weeks, Intel-Mobileye will add a layer of radar and LIDAR.

“The camera-only phase is our strategy for achieving what we refer to as “true redundancy” of sensing,” Shahsua wrote. “True redundancy refers to a sensing system consisting of multiple independently engineered sensing systems, each of...
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