20 Mar '17, 11am
Is #ADAS Ready for a Little 'Disruption?'
PARIS – On the day EE Times visited Chronocam, a Paris-based startup developing an event-based computer vision technology, a ripple of shock went through the whole building. Intel had just announced the acquisition of Mobileye . The big surprise hit shortly after a talk with the startup's CEO. This reporter closed her notebook, came out of the meeting room and proceeded on the obligatory company tour. Chronocam’s CEO reappeared unexpectedly, staring into his smartphone. Calmly, but with tones of deep portent, he said, “Intel just bought Mobileye. Fifteen billion dollars.” Say what? The move to combine Intel and Mobileye, two pillars of the computing and vision markets, carries far-reaching ramifications for everyone involved in the automotive market. But what, for example, might happen to a startup like Chronocam? Although the CEO has never described Mobileye as a competit...