Intel eyes driverless car sector

Autonomous cars are still years away, but Intel’s purchase of Mobileye signals that it wants to be in the driver’s seat

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
19th March, 2017
Car makers are bullish about getting automated vehicles to market by 2023

Intel sent out the biggest salvo in automated driving last week by putting its money where it matters. The IT giant’s purchase of Israeli business Mobileye for $15.3 billion (€14.3 billion) sent a clear message that the chip maker wants to set the tone in the driverless car market.

The sector has managed to get ample attention up until now in spite of there being no actual products for consumers to buy, or indeed...

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