Volkswagen will not be satisfied with the computing power, which is not available, with its self-driving cars. Like Reuters (via Autoblog), said the head of the company Herbert Dees Handelsblatt in an interview that VW will design its own high-performance chips for autonomous vehicles. The question was to get the best possible hardware, Dees said – like Apple and Tesla, the move will give VW “higher competence” in defining processors.
The carmaker would not have created the chips himself, but he wanted to have patents. The company’s software department, Cariad, will expand to develop relevant expertise.
Such a move could be key to VW̵
You’ll have to wait a while to see the results of VW’s design work when the company doesn’t expect to launch self-driving cars by 2025 or later. However, if it succeeds, it can claim an advantage over competitors, which may be limited by the technology available in the car.
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