Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Intel set to invest $100 million in connected car research

 Intel Corp. has announced plans to spend $100 million on initiatives designed to spur innovation and product development that will enable connected cars in the years to come.  The investments include the new Automotive Innovation and Product Development Center in Germany, expansion of Intel Labs Interaction and Experience Research into the automotive and  an academic outreach program that will tap into the new Intel Connected Car fund. "In today's mobile world, personal computing touches every part of consumers' daily lives while at home, at the office and on the road," said Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini. "By broadening our research efforts, academic and capital investments and opening the Automotive Innovation and Product Development Center, Intel is deepening its understanding of how people interact with their cars and how Intel innovations can enhance the automotive experience."  Intel’s Automotive Innovation and Product Development Center in Germany will serve as Intel's global center of competence for the development of products and technologies for in-vehiinfotainment and telematics solutions for the connected car. Located in Karlsruhe, Germany, the center benefits from its proximity to top technical universities and a robust ecosystem of hardware and software vendors with expertise in automotive technology. The customized facility features a unique secured car park that provides an on-site location for Intel to install, test and showcase developments. Additional features include state-of-the-art instrumentation, a myriad of antennae to provide satellite, TV, digital video and GPS for development and testing, and a world-class engineering compute infrastructure , Intel officials said in a statement. By Joseph Szczesny


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