Further emphasizing its commitment to the autonomous driving market, Intel has announced a major reorganization in its management structure.
The company announced the creation of a new organization called the Automated Driving Group (ADG), which will be solely dedicated to innovating the future of driving and designing the next generation of advanced driver assist systems and autonomous driving solutions. This group will be led by Doug Davis and Kathy Winter.
Doug has been with Intel for more than 30 years leading the development of several disruptive technologies including most recently the IoT group. Doug has postponed his retirement and will now serve as the senior vice president and strategic leader of the new Automated Driving Group. Doug was also the only technologist to testify before the congress on automated driving earlier this summer.
Kathy comes to Intel from Delphi and will serve as the vice president and general manager of ADG and will oversee the organization, engineering deliverables and customer commitments associated with delivering automated driving solutions.
This major reorganization reinforces Intel’s aggressive push into the quickly evolving automated driving market and comes on the heels of Intel CEO Brian Krzanich’s keynote at the LA Auto Show when he announced a $250 Million investment for autonomous driving.
Intel also announced it is teaming with Delphi and Mobileye for Self-Driving Cars. Cars based on the Intel solution are expected to hit the roads by 2019. While the companies will use the Intel Core i7 processors for now, it would later move to a more powerful and unnamed Intel processor to be unveiled in a few weeks.