So far, BMW's like this M2 have shied away from purely autonomous driving.
Sixteen years ago, a small low-power chip startup called Transmeta forced Intel to retool its desktop PC processors to meet the demands of notebooks.
Intel has joined forces with Mobileye—the former brains behind Tesla Motors autopilot system—and auto parts maker Delphi, according to several reports.
Later Intel will use a more powerful and unnamed processor to be unveiled in a few weeks —presumably at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January.
Intel announced a $250 million commitment to self-driving cars earlier this month, as part of a pledge to make fully autonomous driving a reality, according to a statement by chief executive Brian Krzanich.
Intel and Mobileye have also agreed to work with BMW to help get a self-driving car on the road by 2021.