Tel Aviv’s busiest road is set to become a staging ground for autotech experiments
Ayalon freeway to pilot smart transportation solutions with companies who can’t conduct trials abroad
Tomer Hadar | 16:25 23.06.2020
Tel Aviv’s central highway, the Ayalon Freeway will be transformed into a testing ground for Israeli autotech firms unable to carry out their pilots in other countries due to Covid-19 restrictions. The highway’s operator, Netivei Ayalon Ltd. is set to embark on a series of pilots in the smart vehicle and smart transportation field, in partnership with the Israel Innovation Authority (IIA) the government’s R&D investment arm, in the coming months. The two organizations, together with the Ministry of Transportation, are already planning to carry out trials with small transport drones, starting in July. According to the outline of the new pilot, the participating companies will be those with expertise in autonomous transportation solutions.