Dubbed "SuperVision" the system uses a mix of cameras and radar sensors. It will enable a range of advanced driver-assistance systems (better known as ADAS) in coming models, including functions like hands-free traffic jam assists.
Mobileeye worked with Tesla until a high-profile spat in 2016 where it walked away. It claimed that Tesla was cavalier with safety. The next year, Mobileye was bought by Intel and has continued to be the largest player in the ADAS market.
SuperVision includes 11 cameras in addition to parking and long-range radar. SuperVision includes a driver-monitoring system and Mobileye's latest EyeQ 6 system-on-a-chip to make sense of all that input.
According to the Mobileeye, it will provide features it will provide to help supervise the driving experience including automated parking, navigation following, and even evasive manoeuvres in an emergency.
Porsche R&D board member Michael Steiner said, there were certain aspects of partially automated driving that we are interested in. Intelligent systems like Mobileye SuperVision technology can aid the driver in everyday situations, for example, by not having to keep their hands on the wheel in traffic jams."
Porsche is not the only part of the Volkswagen Group to partner with Mobileye to use SuperVision. Reuters reports that VW Commercial Vehicles including the VW ID. Buzz will also use Mobileye tech.