Intel’s Mobileye has received regulatory approval to test automated vehicles in German roads.
The chip giant’s self-driving subsidiary received the permission with the assistance from local independent technical service provider TÜV SÜD, the company said.
Mobileye has previous performed testing in closed areas or in simulation but now it has begun testing on German roads, which was built on its program in Israel.
With a safety driver at the wheel, it can try out its system on city streets and the Autobahn at up to 130 kilometers per hour. Intel said it was testing in Munich
Mobileye also said it’s one of the first non-OEMs to get an autonomous vehicle testing permit from German authorities.
Its self-driving system is comprised of an advanced vision sensing technology, True Redundancy with two independent perception sub-systems, crowd-sources mapping from Road Experience Management (REM) and Responsibility-Sensitive Safety driving policy. REM will collect data from 25 million vehicles by 2025, the company said.
Mobileye will perform testing in other parts of Germany once its testing in Munich is complete.
Intel will also co-develop app-based ride-hailing service using technology from its recently acquired Moovit as well as Mobileye.
The company is already doing autonomous vehicle testing in Jerusalem, and plans to deploy self-driving fleets in Tel Aviv, Daegu City, South Korea and Paris by 2022.