The Volkswagen Group, Mobileye, an Intel Company, and Champion Motors announced plans to deploy Israel’s first self-driving ride hailing service New Mobility in Israel starting next year.
The Volkswagen Group will provide the electric vehicles (EVs) Mobileye will provide its level-4 AV Kit – a turn-key, driverless solution composed of hardware, driving policy, safety software and map data. Champion Motors will run the fleet operations and control center.
The government of Israel has committed to support the project in three main areas: furnishing legal and regulatory support, sharing the required infrastructure and traffic data, and providing access to infrastructure as needed.
Volkswagen, Mobileye and Champion Motors will use New Mobility in Israel to serve as a global beta site for testing and introducing the Mobility-as-a-Service model using autonomous electric vehicles. The project will start in early 2019 and scale to commercialization by 2022.