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Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said the company will partner with Chinese automaker SAIC Motor and navigation map provider Navinfo to kick off development of self-driving cars and high-definition mapping, Yicai.com reported.

Amnon Shashua, senior vice-president at Intel, said SAIC Motor will utilize its Mobileye technology to develop level 3, 4 and 5 self-driving vehicles. The grading refers to different levels of automatic driving. Level 5 self-driving cars can operate on any road without human intervention.

Intel also launched its new self-driving car system, which combines the Atom Processor and Mobileye Eye Q5 chip. The system is expected to support level 3 to 5 self-driving vehicles.

In the area of the high-definition mapping, vehicles equipped with the Mobileye camera and chips will act as a data collector, simultaneously creating and updating maps.

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