Renault-Nissan Tel Aviv Innovation Lab to test future mobility solutions

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Renault and Nissan have opened an Innovation Lab in Tel Aviv, which will explore future mobility solutions.

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The Innovation Lab will enable collaboration opportunities with Israeli start-ups to test future mobility solutions

The lab will be used to open up collaboration opportunities with Israeli start-ups and bring an exclusive partnership with the Israel Innovation Authority.

The facility will be used to help develop sensors for autonomous driving, cyber security, and big data, complementing the other joint Alliance Innovation Labs in Silicon Valley, USA and Shanghai, China.

The new facility is being used by the carmakers to aid their work on more than joint prototyping projects with Israeli start-ups, including: Apollo Power, Argus, AutoTalks, BrightWay Vision, Electreon, Enigmatos, IRP systems, Karamba, Moodify, Saferide and Upstream.

The lab’s location in Atidim Park enables it to carry out Proof of Concepts (POCs) in ideal conditions and co-develop prototypes in Tel Aviv’s smart city experiment zone. With a surface area of 1600 square meters, the lab provides startups with the space to test technologies with real vehicles, as well as modern office space in a live ecosystem.

“With Israel as a global innovation hub, particularly with automotive technology, this new lab is a natural next step for us and will allow the Alliance to leverage the strengths of Israel’s start-up ecosystem,” said Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi, Alliance EVP, Engineering. “Through collaborations with promising local start-ups with cutting-edge technologies, we aim to develop a variety of key technologies, which will be essential for the future of mobility.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.