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Israel: A Centre for Automotive Technologies
Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Two months ago I visited Mobileye, Brightway, and some other very successful high-tech start-up companies in Israel. I was impressed by their dynamism and their deep know-how about lighting and driver assistance systems.
Mobileye, in their brand new 6-storey high-tech facility, projected great confidence and a firm ambition for growth.
Brightway showed the same bullish attitude supported by their unique advanced innovations in night and bad weather vision systems.

About 350 startups, according to IVC Research Center are dedicated to the automotive business, primarily driven by an abundance of young engineers, entrepreneurs and scientists with advanced skills in software.
"Israel is becoming an important hub for automotive and personal mobility future technologies," said a GM innovation manager. Like the West Coast of the U.S., the small Mediterranean country has become a major recruiting ground for digital and software talent. Global automakers, including Ford, Daimler, Renault, Nissan, and China's SAIC, have opened technical centers in the country.
Tens of millions of Euros' worth of investment went into the automotive technology sector in Israel in 2016, and that amount is increasing rapidly.

For now, find more in this week's news. You'll see more soon; we'll publish a report on Israeli startups in September, and we're studying the possibility of organising an event there to help DVN members establish new contacts with the most promising Israeli startups.

Sincerely yours,

DVN Editor in Chief

 

In depth...

Interview with Ofer David, CEO Brightway Vision
Monday, 24 July 2017

Brightway Vision is a Spinoff of Elbit Systems and co-founded by the PSA importer of Peugeot and Citroen cars in Israel.
Elbit Systems is world leading source of innovative, technology-based systems for diverse defense and commercial applications Israeli Based, Multi-Domestic Defense Electronics Company with an annual revenue of $3 billion with 13,000 employees. 51% are Scientists, Engineers & Software Developers.
The target of Brightway is to become a world leader company for automotive vision applications, driver assistance, increasing safety and comfort at all times. The CEO is Dr. Ofer David, Co-Founder, inventor of the technology, with over 18 years of experience at Elbit Systems, as director and head of the Electro-Optical Group.

Brighteye system
BrightWay Vision introduced 6 years ago BrightEye, an advanced driver assistance system with it superb night vision system.
BrightEye intends to become a standard in automotive safety.

BrightEye®, a patented vision system offers to see at night as at daytime with a long range vision up to 250m without being blinded by incoming traffic. It automatically alert the driver on safety hazards and is used for Collision Warning of pedestrians and vehicles, and Lane Departures Warning.

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