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Mobileye to open driverless ride-hailing in Tel Aviv and Munich

09 September 2021
Moovit will be the brand used for the ride-hailing services using Mobileye’s Drive self-driving system. Source: Intel

Mobileye, a division of Intel, has unveiled a new all-electric autonomous vehicle that will be used for a ride-hailing service in Tel Aviv, Israel, and Munich, Germany.

The six passenger self-driving car will be equipped with the Mobileye Drive self-driving system featuring eight EyeQ5 system-on-chips (SoCs) and it will operate under the MoovitAV service branding.

Mobileye claims it is the first autonomous vehicle to employ all features of the mobility trinity: True Redundancy sensing solution with cameras, radar and lidar sensors; Mobileye’s crowd-sourced Roadbook AV map; and Responsibility Sensitive Safety driving policy.

The Mobileye Drive self-driving system can be used in a variety of vehicle types for the movement of goods and people. Mobileye plans to collaborate with Schaeffler to build a self-driving chassis that can be used in building autonomous shuttles. Previously, Mobileye signed an agreement with Udelv to support its autonomous transporter vehicles for last-mile goods delivery with plans to have 35,000 delivery vans on the road by 2028.

Additionally, the company is working with Transdev and Lohr Group to develop and deploy self-driving shuttles worldwide with initial tests on roadways in France and Israel to begin in 2022. And in July, the company began testing self-driving cars in New York City, one of the first companies to own a permit in the city.

MoovitAV, a subsidiary of Intel, has a global consumer and transportation network that will put the Mobileye AVs for commercial driverless ride-hailing on the road. The AVs will wear the MoovitAV brand. The service is expected to begin operations in Munich in 2022 as well as in Tel Aviv around the same time.

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