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Mobileye autonomous cars set to roll-out in 2022 – ready for ride-hailing

Mobileye has officially unveiled a 6-passenger, road-ready electric autonomous vehicle (AV) that will be used for commercial driverless ride-hailing services in Tel Aviv and Munich starting in 2022.

Equipped with the Mobileye Drive self-driving system featuring 8 EyeQ5 SoCs in the AVKIT58, the all-electric Mobileye AVs will operate under the MoovitAV service brand, part of the Intel group.

Getting to full autonomy requires solutions that can scale. In an official statement, Intel claims Mobileye’s AV was designed from the ground up to scale both economically and geographically while addressing the essential attributes of efficiency, accessibility and safety. It is the first AV to employ all features of the Mobility trinity, including the True Redundancy sensing solution with cameras, radar and lidar sensors, Mobileye’s crowd-sourced Roadbook AV map, and Responsibility-Sensitive Safety (RSS) driving policy.

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The Mobileye Drive self-driving system features the AVKIT58 with 8 EyeQ5 system-on-chips. Measuring 324 x 232 x 89 mm and coming in at 192 TOPs at just 650 watts, this water cooled, level 4 compute system with redundant PCBs and power supply is believed to be the most power-performance efficient AV system on the market today. Photo credit: Mobileye, an Intel Company

A versatile self-driving solution

The same self-driving system used in Mobileye’s AV can be used in a variety of vehicle types for the movement of goods and people, making it one of the most versatile self-driving solutions available today. For example, the brand plans to collaborate with Schaeffler to build a self-driving chassis that can be used in building autonomous shuttles. Mobileye also previously announced an agreement with Udelv to supply Mobileye Drive for the autonomous Udelv Transporter for last-mile goods delivery. Also previously announced was an agreement with Transdev and Lohr to produce and deploy autonomous shuttles in France and Germany.

Mobileye AVs will wear the MoovitAV services branding to help consumers know where to go to hail one of the new AVs. The new service is expected to begin operations in Munich in 2022 in cooperation with Sixt SE, as well as in Tel Aviv.

As Mobileye continues to execute its plan to enable autonomous driving, the versatility and scalability of the company’s portfolio comes into view. Customers from across the mobility-as-a-service landscape are able to use Mobileye products and solutions to transition to driverless capabilities. In addition to Sixt SE and Schaeffler, Mobileye has previously announced joint autonomous efforts with Transdev and Udelv.

A photo shows the Mobileye autononomous vehicle(AV) operating under the MoovitAV mobility services brand. It was revealed as the production vehicle and robotaxi ride-hailing service Mobileye will bring to market beginning with Germany in 2022 through a collaboration with Munich, Germany-based SIXT Group. The service will be operated by SIXT and leverage the demand-generation of Intel subsidiary Moovit, carrying ride-hail passengers in Mobileye-owned AVs equipped with Mobileye Drive, Mobileye’s full self-driving system. (Credit: Mobileye, an Intel Company)

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