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Mobileye and Delphi to partner on SAE Level 4/5 automated driving solution for 2019

Mobileye and Delphi Automotive PLC are partnering to develop a complete SAE Level 4/5 automated driving solution. The program will result in an end-to-end production-intent fully automated vehicle solution, with the level of performance and functional safety required for rapid integration into diverse vehicle platforms for a range of customers worldwide.

The partners’ “Central Sensing Localization and Planning” (CSLP) platform will be demonstrated in combined urban and highway driving at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and production ready for 2019.

Mobileye is a world leader in computer vision systems, mapping, localization and machine learning focused on the automotive domain. Delphi is a world leader in automated driving software, sensors and systems integration. Working together, the two companies will co-develop the market’s first turnkey Level 4/5 automated driving solution.

The automated driving solution will be based on key technologies from each company. These include Mobileye’s EyeQ 4/5 System on a Chip (SoC) with sensor signal processing, fusion, world view generation and Road Experience Management (REM) system, which will be used for real time mapping and vehicle localization. (Earlier post.)


Delphi will incorporate automated driving software algorithms from its Ottomatika acquisition, which include the Path and Motion Planning features, and Delphi’s Multi-Domain Controller (MDC) with the full camera, radar and LiDAR suite. (Earlier post.)

In addition, teams from both companies will develop the next generation of sensor fusion technology as well as the next generation human-like “driving policy.” This module combines Ottomatika’s driving behavior modeling with Mobileye’s deep reinforcement learning in order to yield driving capabilities necessary for negotiating with other human drivers and pedestrians in complex urban scenes.

The Mobileye and Delphi relationship started in 2002 with the implementation of what was one of the most advanced active safety systems of the time. Our long history together is key to the success of this ambitious endeavor. Our partnership with Delphi will accelerate the time to market and enable customers to adopt Level 4/5 automation without the need for huge capital investments, thereby creating a formidable advantage for them.

—Professor Amnon Shashua, Mobileye Chairman and Chief Technology Officer


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This is good. It gives those automakers that can't make their own system a chance to still sell cars after 2020. By 2020 all new luxury cars will be fully autonomous level 4/5. By 2025 all new cars sold will be fully autonomous. There will be zero demand for non-autonomous cars on a global scale. Auto makers that are late to this game will bankrupt. Either you are among the first to sell fully autonomous cars or you will bankrupt. I still expect a huge market for highly discounted used old cars without full autonomy. They will be for the absolut poorest.


In particular the poorest will not need an old car because the operational costs + insurance will be higher than selfdriving taxis :-)

Conventional cars will be like horses today: still used but only for fun, and only where they can't make too much of a mess...

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Alain there will be some substitution effects. I think that self-driving BEVs will enter the market so massively after 2020 on a global scale that gasoline will drop in price and old non-autonomous gassers will sell for nearly zero USD thereby destroying the demand for new non-autonomous gassers. The poor will end up with the least attractive and unsafe vehicles: the old gassers that are nearly free apart from some maintenance and insurance that will also be less when the vehicle cost less to replace in case of an accident.


Alain, my prediction is that the price of gas will go up because the oil companies can't afford to explore for oil or refine it. Also, gas stations on every corner will turn into Starbucks so people will have the same difficulty getting gas that so many on this site say it say is the problem with fuel cells. Just my prognostication.

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Perhaps an industry will emerge for retrofitting old non-autonomous cars with autonomous tech so that they become self-driving. That could make them more wanted and keep demand for oil up for a longer time. Another possibility is that some oil exporting countries collapses under Islamist extremist infighting and that this will keep oil prices higher. That would have happened long ago for several countries had it not been for repeated use of Russian and US military power to stabilize the existing Islamic regimes. It is impossible to predict what will happen politically in this regard.

However, it is easy to predict that full autonomy tech will make new BEVs more economical than new gassers in terms of total cost per mile driven. BEVs last much longer than gassers and cost less to fuel and maintain than gassers. However, they cost more to make than gassers so full autonomy is needed for BEVs to take full advantage of their lower operating cost and drive them 100k miles per year for 10 years. Full autonomy is also needed for BEVs to solve their remaining range anxiety issues and charging issues.


Self-driving cars will always be a thing of the future. No self-driving car company has shown they will function in snow. They all require a human behind the wheel, who hopefully is concentrating on the road, looking in the mirrors, and nearby cars, to be ready in an instant to take emergency action. So why spend a lot of money for all that automation, just to provide the manufacturer a nice profit?

Most of the self-driving cars won't be self-driving most of the time because nobody will want to obey the speed limit, which the NTSA said the self-driving cars must do.


The majority is USA will soon be in the lower poor group/class and will (with teen agers) be using older 'cheaper' ICEVs for decades, at least till 2050+.

Automated drive electrified Vehicles will be mass produced by 2020 but will not be cheap.

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