JERUSALEM, Oct. 30 (Xinhua) -- Autonomous vehicle Israeli company Mobileye and German automaker Volkswagen announced a joint infrastructure-project for shared-autonomous vehicles in Israel with the support of the state's government.
The project will begin in 2019 after obtaining the necessary approvals, according to the announcement on Monday.
The Volkswagen Group will supply the electric vehicles. Mobileye, subsidiary company of Intel Corporation, will provide the autonomous driving equipment, maps and handling of the regulatory procedures. Champion Motors, Volkswagen's representative in Israel, will operate the electric vehicle fleet.
According to the announcement, the Israeli government has undertaken to provide support for the project in terms of regulatory, infrastructure and computerization.
The project will undergo three years of experimentation until its full and formal deployment expected in 2022.
Herbert Diess, CEO of the Volkswagen Group, said that "an autonomous electric vehicle will offer a safe, clean, accessible and convenient solution to the cities of Israel and worldwide."