Even if its own vehicles aren't a runaway success, Intel reported that two million vehicles from the likes of BMW, Nissan and Volkswagen will use technology from Mobileye throughout 2018 - which makes last year's acquisition look like a shrewd one.
Krzanich's comments at CES - the technology trade show formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show - gave him the opportunity to address attendees from across the worldwide tech industry.
About 2 million vehicles from BMW, Nissan and Volkswagen will this year start using Mobileye Road Experience Management (REM) to crowdsource data and so create and easily update low-priced, scalable high-definition maps.
As part of the collaboration announced, SAIC will develop self-driving vehicles in China based on Mobileye's technology. Chief Executive Officer Brian Krzanich prefaced his annual celebration of the future of technology with a warning. This theme was expressed by Intel stating, "To power the technology of the future and create awesome new experiences, we need to unlock the power of data".
However, it was disappointing to see the world's largest chip maker waste an opportunity to provide clarity and reassurances about its plans - both short term and long term - to address the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities.
Krzanich also added that the firm's autonomous auto efforts are being expanded into China following the inking of a partnership with SAIC Motor, a Chinese automaker.
Intel has said that it will cooperate with any investigation.
UK 'Keen On Joining Trans-Pacific Partnership'
The TPP pact is created to deepen economic ties between member nations, by slashing tariffs and fostering trade to boost growth. Those include the TPP having not yet been ratified and the considerable uncertainty over the UK's final deal with the EU.
But before he could jump into his almost two-hour speech about the futuristic world where one could hail helicopters or watch entertainment from the point of view of a favorite actor or athlete, Krzanich had to address the month's big tech news about his chips' security vulnerability.
How artificial intelligence, 5G connectivity, and big data will shape the technology-centric future were all talking points at this year's Intel CES exhibit.
"Data is going to introduce social and economic changes that we see perhaps once or twice in a century ..."
Mr. Krzanich also announced a partnership with Paramount Pictures Corporation. Cavium said it aimed to rival the performance of Intel chips for applications like databases and the content-delivery networks that help speed things like how fast online videos load.
During the announcement, Intel unveiled the advancements made in the field of neuromorphic research.
Soon we will offer autonomous air taxi flights as a service in cities across the world revolutionizing the way we all experience urban mobility today.