Intel just hit the nitro in the self-driving car race

Get the Full StoryIntel is all-in on autonomous cars.

The company's autonomous vehicle division, Mobileye, has signed a deal to provide self-driving technology to eight million cars for a "European automaker," Reuters reports, citing a company official.

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The terms of the deal, and the identity of the automaker in question, have not been disclosed. Mashable reached out to Intel for clarification but did not hear back immediately.

The contract's terms will kick in in 2021, when Intel's new EyeQ5 chip, designed to power fully autonomous vehicles i.e. Level 4 or 5 on the SAE scale , launches. Read more...More about Intel, Artificial Intelligence, Self Driving Cars, Nvidia, and Tech