How a laptop chip turns into a supercar component
The processors, similar to those used in netbooks, have been designed for use in industrial and automotive applications, and were chosen for their power-saving and performance prowess. Three Atom chips will manage the calculations behind the car’s “hybrid” propulsion systems.
Bloodhound, the 1000mph supersonic car, is to use Intel technology in its bid to improve the world land speed record. The chip maker’s Atom processors – similar to versions used in laptop computers – will be part of the engine and in-car control systems and will manage the calculations behind the car’s “hybrid” propulsion systems. The car will be powered by the largest hybrid rocket ever designed in Europe - including a jet engine from Typhoon fighter aircraft.