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Intel-led safety coalition unites against Nvidia in autonomous car market

A group of 11 ‘industry leaders’ have put their name to the Safety First for Automated Driving (SFAD) framework, which is intended to guide the design, development, verification, and validation of autonomous vehicles. This is a political move, tying these partners together against a rival – Nvidia’s Safety Force Field (SFF). This new SFAD is an evolution of the Mobileye Responsibility Sensitive Safety (RSS) framework, which preceded Nvidia’s SFF and was conspicuously absent in the Nvidia launch. Intel Mobileye was quite sour about this, claiming that despite the “uncanny similarities” it failed to match the RSS. The two rivals were clearly positioned, with Nvidia wanting to supply its Drive platform to automakers looking for centralized computing systems for their cars, and Intel…

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