Last year, BMW and Intel, which recently bought driverless technology provider Mobileye, formed a partnership to develop a platform for autonomous cars that could be sold or licensed to other automakers.
Besides buying Mobileye, a vision processing specialist, Intel purchased artificial intelligence hardware and software startup Nervana last year.
Based in San Diego, Nervana is developing deep learning technologies that will be integrated into Intel’s computer server systems.
“In the past 48 hours we’re heard rumors of Chinese interest in buying the automaker, and now we know FCA is actively working with major tech players like Intel and Mobileye to develop self-driving capabilities,” said Karl Bauer at market researcher Kelley Blue Book.
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