Intel, China, and the Future of Smart Cars

If Intel is hoping that it has locked up the race to create an industry-standard computing and sensing platform for smart cars, little doubt that they are hoping that China will not take notice until it is too late.

I penned this piece for The Stream (“Intelligent Automobiles: Why Beijing Will Not Let Intel Drive China’s Smart Car Industry”) laying out what I think will happen.

Key takeaway: the burden rests upon Intel to demonstrate that China would be better off simply acceding to them a virtual monopoly in return for faster time to market and a higher ROI for Chinese auto manufacturers.

And the best people to put that case to the government are not Intel: they are Intel’s customers in China.