Ford opens research center in Israel
Ford on Wednesday formally opened a research center in Tel Aviv intended to help the automaker tap into the region's burgeoning mobility startup community.
The Israeli Research Center, opened by Bill Ford, executive chairman, Ford Motor Company, will serve as a research hub augmenting Ford’s global Research and Advanced Engineering team.
It will also support Ford’s automotive and mobility businesses by identifying technologies and start-up companies in the fields of connectivity, sensors, automated-systems research, in-vehicle monitoring, and cybersecurity.
The site's researchers would work with those in Palo Alto and Dearborn, Michigan, to explore future technologies, and would work closely with SAIPS, an Israeli computer vision company Ford acquired in 2016.
The research center is located next to SAIP’s offices. The two combined are roughly 5,000 square feet.