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Mobileye Tests Autonomous Vehicles in Israel


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Intel Corp.’s Mobileye unit is testing self-driving cars in Israel and aims to launch an autonomous taxi service there in 2020.

Intel announced last autumn that Mobileye, Volkswagen and Israel’s Champion Motor Group would collaborate on the project. VW is contributing electric vehicles, Champion will handle fleet management, and Mobileye will provide a Level 4 self-driving system for the vehicles.

Intel now has some 12,000 employees in Israel. CEO Bob Swan tells Bloomberg News that Intel has launched a 20-week program called Ignite that supports Israeli startups who are working on artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicle control systems.

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