Companies have been pushing for fully automated cars in the automotive world by 2020 since 2015, but this has yet to happen. The two companies announced at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show that their Level 4 self-driving cars will be available in the Chinese market by 2024. Mobileye is an Israeli subsidiary of Intel, a microchip manufacturer that specializes in self-driving cars and advanced driver assistance systems. At the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show in early January 2022, the company announced the launch of a new microchip called the EyeQ Ultra.
The chip, which can perform up to 176 trillion calculations per second, is expected to be used in automobiles. Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, also known as Geely in Hangzhou, China, was founded in 1997 and is one of the largest car companies in China, with sales of 1.3 million vehicles expected by 2020. Since 2010, Geely has been a subsidiary of Swedish automaker Volvo, and in March 2021, Volov launched a new electric car brand called Zeekr. Currently, the Zeekr brand will be used in electric cars to produce self-driving cars using Intel chips manufactured by Intel Mobileye, a subsidiary of Intel.
However, because it is a Level 4 automatic driving system, it will not be completely driverless. There are up to 5 levels of difficulty, culminating in self-driving. Level 0: All-in-one driver-level Level 1: Advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) Level 2: Level 1, which assists with braking and acceleration on occasion, not only assists the system on occasion, but also assists the driver on a continuous basis (the driver must always be careful).
Level 3: An automated driving system (ADS) that assists the driver in carrying out tasks (the driver must be ready to take control if ADS manages to control people). The new car’s brain will be powered by six EyeQ 5 chips from Mobileye, and the company’s road experience management system will use 3D imagery to map cars on the road and avoid driving.
Geely and Mobileye have announced that their electric vehicle will be available in China in 2024. At the same time, Geely announced a partnership with Waymo, an Alphabet (Google’s new name) subsidiary that manufactures electric trucks in the United States.