Intel had a couple of announcements to make at CES 2018 which focused on autonomous driving, artificial intelligence and of course, computing.
Intel is just one of many companies that is also working on autonomous driving technology. Intel announced that they’ve partnered with BMW, Nissan and Volkswagen to put Mobileye’s Road Experience Management technology in those vehicles.
The technology will allow the companies to crowdsource data to help build and rapidly update low-cost, scalable high-definition maps. Intel is also partnering with China-based SAIC Motor and digital mapping company NavInfo to create Level 3,4 and 5 autonomous vehicles in China. These vehicles will be based on Mobileye’s technology.
Intel also announced that their new automated driving platform combines Intel Atom processors with Mobileye EyeQ5 chips to create a platform that is easily scalable and versatile.
Besides self-driving cars, Intel also showed off the Volocopter which is a full electric veritcal takeoff and landing aircraft (most people would call it a helicopter). The Volocopter uses Intel Flight Control Technology which is the same tech used in Intel’s Falcon 8+ drone.
Intel will also be partnering with Ferrari North America to show off the power of artificial intelligence. They’ll be doing this by using AI in the Ferrari Challenge North America Series which takes place at six race course in the US later this year.
The broadcast of the upcoming race series will be powered by the Intel Xeon Scalable processors and the Neon framework.
Intel has announced the debut of Intel Studios, which is their new state-of-the-art studio that is dedicated to producing large-scale, volumetric content using Intel True View Technology. This will help filmmakers create new forms of storytelling with or without VR. Intel will be partnering with Paramount Studios to use Intel’s technology to create new content.
In addition, Intel will be using their True VR technology to broadcast 30 events at the upcoming Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang. This will be the first-ever live virtual reality broadcast of the Olympic Winter Games.
In Canada, you’ll be able to watch VR content of the Winter Olympics in the CBC VR app. In the US, you’ll able to watch VR content of the Olympics in the NBC Sports VR app.
Intel also showed off some of upcoming Always-Connected PCs which are being powered by the Intel Core processor and Intel XMM modem.Some of the PCs include the Acer Swift 7 which is just 8.98 mm thin and is powered by the Intel Core i7 processor.
HP showed off the Envy X2 which will have a Intel Core processor and up to 17 hours of battery life. Dell also showed off their Inspiron 5280 2-in-1 which has 4G LTE, an Intel Core i7 processor and be available in China.
Intel also announced new 8th Gen Intel Core processors with Radeon RX Vega M graphics. These processors are made for gamers, content creators and virtual and mixed reality.