Intel Unveils AI SoCs for Automotive Sector

Intel Unveils AI SoCs for Automotive Sector

Intel made several big announcements for AI-powered automotive sector solutions at CES 2024. They include a new system-on-chip (SoC) family designed to power generative features in next-generation vehicles.

The company said that the AI-enhanced software-defined vehicle (SDV) SoCs will enable in-vehicle generative AI capabilities covering driver and passenger monitoring, HD video conferencing, and gaming. Updates to vehicle features and applications can be delivered through software instead of adding physical parts. Geely Automobile Group’s electronic vehicle brand Zeekr will be the first OEM to adopt the new SoC.

Intel also announced a deal to buy France-based Silicon Mobility, a fabless automotive silicon and software company that designs electronic vehicle energy management SoCs. Silicon Mobility’s SoCs use accelerators purpose-built for energy delivery and co-designed with advanced software algorithms for significant gains in vehicle energy efficiency.

Jack Weast, VP and GM of Intel Automotive claims that it is taking a whole-vehicle approach to solving the industry’s biggest challenges to enable the transition to EVs. He noted the acquisition of Silicon Mobility aligns with the company's sustainability goals while addressing a critical energy management need for the industry. The deal will close once approvals are secured. Financial details were not disclosed.