US Ambassador to Israel tests NIO x MobilEye Autonomous Vehicle in Jerusalem

Written by Cláudio Afonso |

United States Ambassador to Israel revelead on his twitter account that has tested NIO x MobilEye Autonomous vehicles in Jerusalem. Ambassador Tom Nides tweeted: “Hey, everyone — no hands! Had fun with Amnon Shashua and the innovative team at @Mobileye going out for a spin in Jerusalem in their driverless car”.

The electric vehicle maker announced the partnership with the Intel-owned Mobileye back in 2019, a global leader in the development of vision technology for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving.

Recently, Prof. Amnon Shashua, Mobileye president and chief executive officer, said: “Our customers are demonstrating that innovation is at the center of their future strategies and leaning on Mobileye to help execute their visions,” said . “As a trusted collaborator, Mobileye is firing on all cylinders to deliver scalable ADAS-to-AV solutions that exceed the expectations of our customers and, at the same time, push the industry forward. We’re grateful for our ongoing collaborations and look forward to setting more new industry standards together.” MobilEye has also been working with BMW Group, Ford, Volkswagen and other Automakers.

“BMW Group sensor data can be merged with data from different automakers, resulting in a larger scale of data used to create Mobileye’s Global RoadBook (GLRB), to support and rapidly update HD maps with highly accurate localization capabilities. Autonomous vehicles will require HD maps that can identify and update changes in the environment with near real-time speed enabling very short ‘time to reflect reality’. — the Group recently stated.

Ford and Mobileye recently announced that “are expanding their relationship to offer even better camera-based detection capabilities for driver-assist systems, including improved forward collision warning, vehicle, pedestrian and cyclist detection, plus lane-keeping features. Mobileye will provide its suite of EyeQ® sensing technology to support available Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology driver-assist features such as Lane-Keeping System, Auto High-Beam headlamps, Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking and Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go and Lane Centering.”

The electric vehicle maker announced on April 10, that will rise its prices from May 10th due to “the continued sharp increase in global raw material prices this year”. The company follows other EV makers including Tesla that have been increasing the price of its models during the last weeks. NIO’s ES8, ES6 and EC6 models will increase ¥10,000 while the starting price of ET7/ET5 remains unchanged.

The company announced on Saturday (April 9) the suspension of the vehicles production due to Covid-19. NIO’s supply chain partners in Jilin (Shanghai) stopped production forcing the company to suspend the production of its vehicles. “Since March, due to the epidemic, the company’s supply chain partners in Jilin, Shanghai, Jiangsu and other places have stopped production one after another, and have not yet resumed. Affected by this, NIO vehicle production has been suspended.” — the company said.

Written by Cláudio Afonso |