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Mobileye, an Intel company, has added New York City to its expanding global autonomous vehicle (AV) testing program. The company’s entry into New York City – the largest city in North America and one of the world’s most challenging driving environments – demonstrates the vast capabilities of its AV technology.

Mobileye says it ‘proves how its unique approach is enabling rapid geographic and economic scalability’.

Mobileye’s camera-only subsystem AV is now being tested on NYC’s highly congested streets replete with pedestrians, bicyclists, aggressive drivers, double-parked vehicles, construction zones, emergency vehicles, tunnels and bridges.

Mobileye’s True Redundancy approach first ‘doubles down’ on the computer-vision subsystem before adding a lidar/radar subsystem for redundancy. Mobileye technology is preparing for commercial deployment.

Professor Amnon Shashua, senior vice president of Intel and president and CEO of Mobileye, says: “Driving in complex urban areas such as New York City is a crucial step in vetting the capabilities of an autonomous system and moving the industry closer to commercial readiness.”

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Mobileye plans to begin operating an autonomous ride-hailing service in Israel in early 2022.

Founded in California in 2017 by Daniel Laury and CTO Akshat Patel, Udelv successfully accomplished the first ever autonomous delivery on public roads in 2018. Udelv has since completed over 20,000 deliveries for multiple merchants in California, Arizona, and Texas.

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