Intel to provide computing power for Delphi autonomous cars

Auto parts and electronics maker Delphi Corp. has signed a deal with Intel to buy high-powered computer processors for future autonomous-vehicle systems.

Delphi says Intel's added computing capacity will be needed as autonomous-car systems gather and store more information while expanding their ability to deal with situations on real roads.

In August, Delphi announced that it had joined with Israeli software maker Mobileye to develop the building blocks for a fully autonomous car in about two years.

Intel Corp. will supply Delphi with high-capacity computers needed to process input from radar, cameras and laser sensors as well as maps of roadside landmarks.

The deal was worked out during the Thanksgiving weekend. Terms were not disclosed.