Udy Danino, head of the U.S. automaker’s Israeli research and development center, says the plan is to introduce robotaxi service before the end of next year.
The U.S. automaker Ford Motor Co. will begin test-driving an autonomous car on Israeli roads within a few weeks, after obtaining permission from the Transportation Ministry.

Operated by the company’s research and development center in Israel, the driverless Ford Fusion will be equipped with cameras, radar and lidar sensor technology. The goal of the test is to enable the R&D team to personally see the algorithms they have developed operating in real-road conditions, said Udy Danino, the founder and CEO of SAIPS.
  • Haaretz
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  • Originally published January 4, 2021