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Volvo Backs Israeli Road Traffic Injuries Analysis Startup MDgo

Volvo Backs Israeli Road Traffic Injuries Analysis Startup MDgo

MDgo develops an emergency services system for analyzing injuries incurred by passengers during a car accident using the car’s existing internal sensors and connectivity capabilities

Meir Orbach  :  2019-07-22T12:27:28..

Volvo Cars Tech Fund, the investment arm of Volvo Car Corp., has backed Israel-based medical AI startup MDGo, incorporated as Endovitech Ltd., the former announced Monday. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed. Calcalist’s Hebrew version first reported on the investment and a planned joint product last month.

Founded in 2017 and based in northern Israeli city Haifa, MDgo develops a system for analyzing injuries incurred by passengers during a car accident using the car’s existing internal sensors and connectivity capabilities. The system automatically sends its report to hospitals and emergency medical services. MDgo’s technology is currently being piloted by Israel’s national emergency medical service Magen David Adom, and last month, the company announced a partnership with Seoul-headquartered carmaker Hyundai Motor Co.

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Also on Monday, Volvo announced it has backed another Israeli autotech startup, UVeye Ltd., a Tel Aviv-based company developing vehicle inspection technologies.

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