ak22 3/30/2017 | 5:44:55 PM
Re: Intel Presumably this play will also bolster Intel's efforts in the wider Internet of Things market too?
kq4ym 3/20/2017 | 10:57:18 AM
Re: Intel I'm still sceptical of the sooner than later predictions for wide spread self driving vehicles. Suere, there may be some trucking companies and Uber type vehicles coming relatively soon, but getting millions of vehicles out there, I'm not so sure. And while Intel is taking that "huge bet not only the autonomous vehicle market, but on the whole notion of its ability to offer cloud computing capabilities to its customers," would seem to not only be a huge bet but one that may not see a payoff for a decade or even more.
Ariella 3/15/2017 | 11:34:23 AM
Re: Intel @Scott that would be the $15 billion question now, wouldn't it? I've seen some reports claiming that autonomous cars will be on the  road quite soon. Boston reports having already been home to the first self-driving car here: https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2017/01/04/have-liftoff-first-self-driving-car-hits-road-boston/G9y6JgQtWfIlTVasccBGWM/story.html
Scott_Ferguson 3/14/2017 | 9:20:08 PM
Re: Intel @danielcawrey: My only caution would be: Is that Intel is getting into the game a bit late, and using its capital to muscle its way in now. Also, its track record in acquisitions has not been the best. At the same time, the company is trying to realize its vision and is moving toward it. Biggest question: When do autonomous vehicles become reality?
danielcawrey 3/14/2017 | 6:40:01 PM
Re: Intel I would argue Intel needs this badly. They have to continue to move away from the PC market. With chipmakers increasingly using low-power ARM designs, the cloud could be a savior for Intel. 
marisilbey 3/14/2017 | 1:22:18 PM
Curious I'm really curious to see how the connected car space ultimately ties into other connected arenas - connected homes, smart cities, etc. There will be some early test crossover, but how we move from experiments to anything more solid isn't clear to me. 
Ariella 3/14/2017 | 10:34:24 AM
Re: Intel @Scott yes, you need that really fast processing to make the data transfer work in real or at least very near real time. That would be especially important for data updates for drivers on the road.
Scott_Ferguson 3/14/2017 | 10:28:35 AM
Re: Intel @Ariella: You have that right. Intel went more strategic with HERE and then decided to buy Mobileye outright. Both deals come back to the mapping issue: Getting the data from the car, to the data center, run it through analytics, and fire it back out to the car's system. This should make the self driving cars safer, but it's a matter of processing the data fast through the cloud. 
Ariella 3/14/2017 | 10:18:47 AM
Intel <Intel already has a 15% stake in location data company HERE, and has already started work on the mapping requirements for autonomous vehicles. However, by combining those capabilities with Mobileye's technology, Intel is looking to push the limits of what data means in the autonomous vehicle market. (>

Now that makes it a more strategic move than merely buying in connected car technology. Leveraging location data into the car's connected system opens up quite a number of possibiities for real time data that drivers and those marketing to drivers can use.