Chinese automaker Geely Auto Group will use an advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) developed by Intel’s self-driving car unit Mobileye in its new premium electric vehicle Zero Concept. The new car is produced by Lynk & Co., a brand created as a joint venture between Geely and Volvo.
With over-the-air (OTA) update capabilities, the ADAS system, named SuperVision, is powered by Mobileye’s EyeQ5 system-on-chip (SoC), surround-view cameras and navigation technology to assist human drivers in different driving scenarios, according to a joint statement released by Geely and Intel on Thursday.
The SuperVision system will provide human drivers with a package of high-level driving assistance and safety features including traffic-jam assistance and “highway pilot,” a smart system that enables autonomous driving on highways, Mobileye CEO and Intel senior vice president Amnon Shashua said in a statement.
Geely and Mobileye have also signed a high-volume agreement that allows more Geely vehicles to be equipped with Mobileye’s technologies such as automatic emergency braking and lane-keeping assistance, according to the statement.
Geely said that the Zero Concept car is scheduled to reach consumers in the fall of 2021.
The deal comes just days after Chinese electric vehicle startup Li Auto announced a partnership with Nvidia to use the U.S. firm’s software-defined platform for autonomous vehicles, named Nvidia Drive AGX Orin, to power its new extended-range sport utility vehicle model slated to be launched in 2022.
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