Automaker Ford Motor Co has said that it has opened a research centre in Tel Aviv, Israel.
The new center will make Ford one of several global automakers taking advantage of Israel’s ‘vibrant technology sector’.
According to Reuters, Ford says that the center will support its automotive and mobility businesses by identifying technologies and start-up companies in the fields of connectivity, sensors, automated-systems research, in-vehicle monitoring and cyber security.
Ford’s announcement comes as technology and automobile companies seek access to Israeli expertise in automated driving, boosting investment in the country, reports Reuters.
Ford told Reuters that its new center will operate in close coordination with the company’s machine learning unit, SAIPS, which the U.S. carmaker acquired about three years ago.
SAIPS Chief Executive Officer Udy Danino has been appointed as Israel technical director for the new center.