Volkswagen Group, BMW and Nissan will use autonomous vehicle technology from Intel's unit Mobileye to crowdsource data in 2 million vehicles, allowing them to build maps to enable self-driving capabilities, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said.
The chipmaker bought Israeli firm Mobileye last year to compete with peers such as Qualcomm and Nvidia and tap the fast-growing market of driverless cars.
Intel will also tie up with SAIC Motor, which will use Mobileye technology to develop cars in China, the chipmaker said in a statement.
Volkswagen and Uber announced plans on Monday to work together with Nvidia to use its artificial intelligence expertise to help develop self-driving cars.
Krzanich said Intel had not received any information of customer data being compromised so far after the company confirmed last week that the security issues reported by researchers in its widely used microprocessors could allow hackers to steal sensitive information from computers, phones and other devices.
Security researchers had disclosed two security flaws exposing vulnerability of nearly every modern computing device containing chips from Intel, Advanced Micro Devices and ARM Holdings.