Our Intel Xeon and Intel® Xeon Phi™ processors power more than 97 percent of the servers deployed for machine learning workloads, which brings the added benefit of giving developers a common and consistent programming model between their development environment and their training and inference (scoring) environment. Using Intel architecture for solutions across the entire automated driving spectrum – car, connectivity and cloud – ensures this common and consistent platform. Remember, today you buy a car and it is essentially static. But in the future your self-driving vehicle will continuously update itself because of the cloud.
With these new development tools spanning car, connectivity and cloud, Intel officially enters the fast lane toward a driverless future. We have a rich heritage and deep expertise in all aspects of the automated driving experience, including high-performance, in-vehicle computing; robust cloud and machine-learning solutions; plus high-speed wireless connectivity – all of which makes Intel uniquely suited to deliver the computing "brains" to the automated driving sector.
To say I am passionate about the prospects for a fully autonomous automotive industry is an understatement. I can't imagine a more transformative time for transportation in my lifetime, and to be at the heart of it is downright thrilling. Automated driving will revolutionize personal transportation in ways we can only imagine. But I fully expect to see this transformation within my lifetime. Don't you?
By Doug Davis
Doug Davis is senior vice president and general manager of the Automated Driving Group (ADG) at Intel Corporation.