Intel has announced that Delphi will be brought on board to assist in the development of the chipmaker’s autonomous driving platform.

Joining BMW Group and Mobileye, Delphi will be a development partner and system integrator in the joint effort.

The newly expanded team will deploy a cooperation model to deliver and scale their solutions to the broader OEM automotive industry, and potentially others.

BMW Group has already benefitted from Delphi’s expertise with the provision of a prototype compute platform.

Intel and Mobileye have also worked with the technology company in the areas of perception, sensor fusion and high-performance automated driving computing.

According to Intel, system integrators like Delphi are “critical for the go-to-market strategy of the joint solution to reach multiple automotive OEMs quickly”.

Along with the integration piece, Delphi may also be called upon to supply hardware components such as sensors, as well as perform customisation and create differentiated applications as required by the different OEM automotive manufacturers.

Delphi is just the first system integrator to join Intel’s automotive stable. Efforts are currently underway to onboard additional integration and development partners to support future OEM customer needs.

In a statement, president and CEO of Delphi Kevin Clark said: “This is a great opportunity for Delphi to use its technical depth and experience with automated driving and electrical architecture to help the cooperation develop and deploy at scale.

“Our close working relationship with all three partners serves as a solid foundation for success.”

Intel, BMW and Mobileye were all bullish on the added capabilities and opportunities that a partnership with Delphi brings to the joint venture.

“With the onboarding of Delphi we significantly strengthen our development of the automated driving and do a future step in spreading this technology across the industry,” according to Klaus Fröhlich, member of the board of management of BMW AG for Development.

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich added: “Adding Delphi as an integration partner will help to accelerate the introduction of autonomous cars on the streets from multiple carmakers and offer differentiation to customers.”

Finally, Mobileye’s co-founder, chairman and CTO, Professor Amnon Shashua, said: “Collaboration and inclusion across multiple automakers and suppliers is the best approach to developing a safe, cost-efficient and fast-to-market solution for autonomous driving.

“Delphi’s expertise in the field, as well as long history of integrating complex systems, makes them a very appropriate choice to join this cooperation.”