Intel Atom Joins the Bloodhound GangS

Another piece of the rocket-powered Bloodhound 1000mph car jigsaw has popped into place, with chip-maker Intel announcing it'll be providing the car's brain. But rather than using the company's top-spec chips, Bloodhound will be powered using cheap Intel Atoms.

At least three Intel Atoms will be controlling Bloodhound's propulsion system, in fact, with two additional processors simply onboard the vehicle to check the work of the first—ensuring everything's reported correctly as the car whooshes past the speed of sound without even getting out of third gear.

Another four Intel Atoms will be helping the driver stay on course. Sounds like the driver's going to have a lot of spare time to tinker with the satnav and radio. [Bloodhound via Techradar]