Automotive & Transportation Policy

Intel public policy: How Intel promotes innovation worldwide

Intel converts vast amounts of data into meaningful and actionable knowledge to help solve automotive safety, transportation efficiency and infrastructure challenges. We develop innovations including autonomous vehicle (AV) technology, “smart” fleet management and intelligent transportation infrastructure. We collaborate with automakers, ecosystem suppliers, academia and cities worldwide to bring the benefits of these innovations to our society.

Background

Through its subsidiary Mobileye, Intel is a key stakeholder in the development of AV technology. AV technology has the potential to transform personal mobility and transportation of goods by improving roadway safety and helping to reduce vehicle crashes; offering broader access to mobility for the elderly and those with disabilities; and providing numerous environmental benefits, including decreased emissions and reduced traffic congestion. Intel is a market leader in automation systems for driver assistance, with over 60 million vehicles on the road around the world today. This foundation of leadership in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) makes Intel uniquely knowledgeable about the life-saving capability of vehicle automation technologies. Through our Mobileye division, Intel will be a global leader in the delivery of Self-Driving Systems. We are positioned to make autonomous driving a reality. We have the collective depth and breadth of experience, talent, technology and resources to deliver safe and scalable AV solutions.

Mobileye’s approach integrates Road Experience Management™ (REM™) AV mapping technology, the Responsibility-Sensitive Safety (RSS) model, and two independent sensing subsystems based on world-leading camera, radar and lidar technologies. This trinity of innovations enables an AV that is orders of magnitude more capable than human drivers. 

Key Issues

  • Enhanced safety is vital to the future of the automobile and transportation sector in the U.S. Human error is the primary reason for over 90% of U.S. crashes. AV could dramatically reduce crashes and provide significant economic savings to the traveling public, enabling a far more productive and efficient U.S. citizenry.
  • Public policies that encourage innovation, competition and investment are imperative for technologies like AV to reach their full potential, realize maximum economic and safety benefits, and become widely available in a timely and globally competitive manner.
  • The tech industry is critical to the future of U.S. transportation policy dialogue. Viable public-private partnerships between government and auto and tech industries must entail logical investments for both government and industry, as well as ensure scalability of automotive innovations and sustainability of transportation infrastructure in the long term.
  • Using public and private resources to facilitate U.S. research, leadership and governance — while leveraging existing industry standards and investments — will accelerate our future toward AV, “smart” fleet management and intelligent transportation infrastructure.