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Intel showed its automated-driving technology during the LA Auto Show (Photo: Intel)

Intel has formed a separate automated driving unit that will focus on next-generation driver assistance systems and autonomous-driving technologies.

The chipmaker's Automated Driving Group (ADG), which aims to boost Intel's share of a fast-growing new mobility market, will be headed by Doug Davis, a 30 year Intel veteran.

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said last month that the chipmaker plans to invest more than 250 million dlrs in autonomous-driving technologies over the next two years.

In a speech at the Los Angeles Auto Show, he cited next-generation connectivity, communication, context awareness, deep learning, security and safety as growth areas for automotive IT companies.

Many of the changes in the auto industry will be driven by Internet-of-Things technologies, Krzanich said.

Intel has hired Tom Lantzsch, a senior executive from rival mobile chipmaker Arm, to head its IoT division.