Volkswagen-Mobileye-Champion: A Blueprint for Autonomous Vehicle Deployment?

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By James Hodgson | 4Q 2018 | IN-5305


OEM, Autonomous Platform Developer, and Fleet Manager: The Perfect MaaS Joint Venture


In October 2018, Volkswagen, Mobileye, and Champion Motors announced a Joint Venture (JV) called “New Mobility in Israel” to deploy a fully driverless ride-hailing service in Israel, with development and limited rollout scheduled for 2019 followed by full operational deployment in 2022. Volkswagen will provide an electric vehicle platform into which Mobileye will integrate a “turnkey” autonomous platform consisting of the necessary hardware and software components to enable full automation, while Champion Motors will handle fleet management and maintenance.

The triangular partnership sets out a blueprint for how Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), autonomous platform developers, and fleet management providers can cooperate to bring autonomous vehicles to market and to pursue new revenue opportunities in the Mobility as a Service (MaaS) market.

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The announcement by this mobility-oriented JV n…

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