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10/29/18
Tel Aviv / Israel
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Volkswagen, Mobileye and Champion Motors to Invest in Israel and Deploy First Autonomous EV Ride-Hailing Service

  • Volkswagen Group, Mobileye and Champion Motors have announced plans to commercialize Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) with self-driving vehicles in Israel.
  • Volkswagen Group will provide the electric vehicles (EVs) as well as its in-depth knowledge about mobility services. Mobileye, an Intel Company, will provide a full turn-key hardware and software self-driving system. Champion Motors will be responsible for fleet logistics and infrastructure of the Mobility-as-a-Service deployment.
  • The Israeli government supports the project proposal of the three partner companies.
  • Development will begin in early 2019 and roll out in phases reaching full commercialization in 2022.

The Volkswagen Group, Mobileye, an Intel Company, and Champion Motors announced plans to deploy Israel’s first self-driving ride hailing service – or Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) starting next year. For this, the partners are planning to establish a Joint Venture. The planned cooperation is subject to approval by the responsible authorities and bod-ies. Operating as “New Mobility in Israel,” the group’s proposal was formally accepted by the Israeli government during a private ceremony at the Smart Mobility Summit 2018 in Tel Aviv earlier today.

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