Splitting the bill has become a surefire strategy for stepping foot into the self-driving future.
General Motors and Honda have pinned their hopes on Cruise Automation. Ford Motor Co. and Volkswagen have done the same with Argo AI. More recently, Aptiv and Hyundai Motor Group formed a joint venture to share the financial burden of the massive R&D required to bring autonomous-driving technology to fruition.
"The task is formidable," said Amnon Shashua, CEO of computer-vision provider Mobileye.
So it's curious, then, that in pursuing a technological achievement often compared to putting men on the moon, Mobileye and its parent, Intel Corp., have largely decided to go it alone.