Daniel Howes The Detroit News Published 3:00 AM EDT Jun 12, 2019 Detroit’s road to Auto 2.0 keeps running through Israel, a tiny nation exerting big influence on the technologies driving autonomous vehicles. Ford Motor Co. on Wednesday is opening a research center in Tel Aviv, a hub bolstering the automaker’s global research and advanced engineering teams in China, Germany and Dearborn with expertise in connectivity, sensor technology, simulation, software and cyber-security. “It’s a very, very vibrant ecosystem here,” Executive Chairman Bill Ford said in an interview from Israel, adding that the Blue Oval has been active there with local tech scouts for nearly a decade. “It’s going to be an interesting place to be. So much of the entrepreneurial ecosystem comes out of the Israel Defense Forces.” The result is more than 7,000 tech start-ups in so-called “Start-Up Nation” — roughly 10% of which are automotive focused. Because Israel’s domestic market is comparatively small, principals there are eager to partner with foreign companies to expand their reach, to commercialize their work and to help shape next-generation automotive technologies for self-driving vehicles. And in an auto industry facing the most consequential change since Henry Ford’s moving assembly line enabled the masses to move, computer scientists,… Read full this story
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