Latest in Gear

Image credit:

Volkswagen and Mobileye team up for an autonomous ride-hailing service

They're launching the service in Israel.
Mariella Moon, @mariella_moon
October 30, 2018
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Volkswagen

Intel-owned company Mobileye has teamed up with Volkswagen to launch an autonomous EV ride-hailing service in its native country of Israel. Their joint venture called "New Mobility" will use electric Volkswagen vehicles powered by Mobileye's Level 4 autonomous driving system "AV Kit." A third partner, Israeli VW distributor Champion Motors, will manage the service's fleet and logistics. The Israeli government has promised to provide the venture with the regulatory and infrastructure support it needs, so the companies might not have to worry about dealing with red tape and bureaucracy.

Intel purchased Israel-based Mobileye, which helped Tesla develop its Autopilot technology until they parted ways, for $15.3 billion in 2017. The tech giant then started testing self-driving cars in Jerusalem earlier this year in an effort to showcase and improve its new subsidiary's creation. Since the companies' announcement says Israel will serve as the new venture's global beta site, they're likely planning to bring it to more locations worldwide.

New Mobility will launch in Israel in early 2019, with hopes of scaling to commercialization by 2022. It will roll out its vehicle in phases and will start with a few dozen, releasing more and more until it has hundreds of self-driving EVs on the road, ready to be hailed by passengers.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

You’ll need more than $299 to truly enjoy next-gen gaming

You’ll need more than $299 to truly enjoy next-gen gaming

View
Confused about which console to buy? Just wait.

Confused about which console to buy? Just wait.

View
Apple iPad (2020) hands-on: A better kind of basic

Apple iPad (2020) hands-on: A better kind of basic

View
Apple's latest iOS 14.2 beta adds a built-in control for Shazam

Apple's latest iOS 14.2 beta adds a built-in control for Shazam

View
'Fortnite' made a historic $1.8 billion in 2019

'Fortnite' made a historic $1.8 billion in 2019

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr