Israel to host Smart Mobility Summit next week

The Israel Smart Mobility Summit 2021 will take place next week, November 8-9 in Tel Aviv.
The international event will be attended by the Prime Minister, the Minister of Transport and Road Safety MK Merav Michaeli, the Minister of Energy Karine Elharrar and the Minister of Innovation, Science and Technology Orit Farkash Hacohen. The hybrid conference is expected to have about 5,000 participants. including high-level figures from the world of intelligent transportation and the automotive industry, which are expected to reach dozens of delegations from some 60 countries around the world.

The conference will address some of the most pressing issues in the automotive and intelligent transportation worlds, including the electrification of vehicles, artificial intelligence and big data and their impact on the world of transportation, the transition to transportation as a service (MaaS). and more. .

The event will also include a startup exhibition, in which some 70 startups will physically allow participants to visualize the technologies. The exhibition will also be held as part of a virtual platform that will allow participants from abroad to see the technologies and talk to exhibitors.

Mobileye to open a sprawling campus in Har Hotzvim (credit: Wikimedia Commons)

The event is led by the Smart Mobility Initiative at the Prime Minister’s Office, in collaboration with the Ministry of Science, the Ministry of Economy and Industry, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Keren Hayesod.

Speakers at the event will include Arkady Volozh, CEO and owner of Yandex, Professor Amnon Shashua, President and CEO of Mobileye, Christian Senger, member of the board of directors and director of autonomous driving of VW, Hildegard Müller, president of the German Automotive Industry Association, Yossi Matias, Google Vice President and Head of Artificial Intelligence, Naoki Sugimoto, CEO of Honda Innovation, Yunseong Hwang, Hyundai Head of Innovation, and more.

“Israel is a pioneer and an international leader in entrepreneurship and intelligent transportation, with hundreds of companies and development centers,” said Michaeli. “Still, to make technology the norm, we must actively work to assimilate capabilities here in Israel, and not just export them. The Ministry of Transport and Road Safety is already doing a lot of collaborations with Israeli high-tech companies, and we now They are planning to step it up. I am pleased to absorb the Smart Mobility Initiative and combine efforts in this area into a single strategy. At the next Knesset session, we will enact a law allowing for experiments on driverless autonomous vehicles, and we support projects innovative pilots that our operations companies are leading, from experiments with advanced materials to traffic management systems and various ridesharing projects. “

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