Self-Driving Taxis – Coming to Israeli Cities Near You

The next time you’re on Ben Yehuda Street you might just hail an autonomous taxi.

Volkswagen and Intel Corp’s Mobileye are planning to roll out Israel’s first ride-hailing service using self-driving cars starting early next year. The two companies are forming a joint venture with Israeli car importer Champion Motors, under which Volkswagen will provide the electric vehicles and Mobileye its autonomous driving technology, the companies said in a statement. The service, called “Mobility-as-a-Service”, is expected to be commercialized by 2022, with Champion Motors running the fleet operations and control center.

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