In May 2020, Intel announced its acquisition of Moovit to join forces with Mobileye. At the time, Moovit’s Co-founder and CEO, Nir Erez, wrote about his shared vision with Prof. Amnon Shashua, CEO of Mobileye, to shape the future of urban mobility to enable everyone to travel with confidence in the most efficient way.
“Being part of Intel, Mobileye, and the broader Intel family will allow us to offer new and innovative solutions for the benefit of citizens and cities, accelerate our joint plans to bring Mobility-as-a-Service to every city and citizen around the world.”
Within the last year, we’ve taken great strides toward achieving this goal and yesterday our milestones were shared with the world.
At the IAA Mobility conference in Munich, Intel CEO, Pat Gelsinger, announced that Mobileye is moving out of the garage and onto the streets. Thanks to a partnership between Mobileye and mobility services provider, Sixt SE, Mobileye is going to put AVs into service and offer self-driving taxi services in Munich next year. The vehicles will wear the MoovitAV service branding to stand out from other vehicles. This is the first time Mobileye unveiled its fully integrated self-driving system, known as Mobileye Drive™, in a vehicle that will be used for commercial, driverless ride-hailing services.
The branded MoovitAV vehicles will be used for Mobileye robotaxi fleets in Tel Aviv and Germany and the bright orange color will make it easy for customers to distinguish between traditional ride-hailing and the autonomous fleet vehicles.
Once the service is available, Moovit users will be able to launch the Moovit app, enter their destination, select MoovitAV from the list of mobility options, and complete the booking process.
Watch the unveiling at IAA Mobility here.
Equipped with Mobileye’s self-driving technology and key partnerships, we’re excited to see MoovitAV come to life and take part in what will be Germany’s first commercial autonomous ride-hailing service.