Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance Opens New Innovation Center in Tel Aviv
Karamba Security is among the select group of Israeli hi-tech companies that the alliance has chosen to work with on joint prototyping projects.
The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance on Monday inaugurated a new innovation lab in Tel Aviv, which will focus on autonomous driving, cyber security, and big data. Karamba Security is among the select group of Israeli hi-tech companies that the alliance has chosen to work with on joint prototyping projects.
The “Alliance Innovation Lab Tel Aviv” is one of only three such labs run by the alliance, joining facilities in Silicon Valley and Shanghai. Its location in Tel Aviv is testament to the innovation and cutting-edge hi-tech that “the Start Up Nation” is famous for.
“With Israel as a global innovation hub, particularly with automotive technology, this new lab is a natural next step for us and will allow the Alliance to leverage the strengths of Israel’s startup ecosystem,” said Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi, Alliance EVP, Engineering.
“Through collaborations with promising local startups with cutting-edge technologies, we aim to
develop a variety of key technologies, which will be essential for the future of mobility,”
Director of the Alliance Innovation Lab Tel Aviv Antoine Basseville said that the new facility “is a special milestone for us. It is part of the Alliance’s growing engagement in the Israeli ecosystem.” Basseville added that the facility will also contribute to greater advancements in fields ranging “from smart city to our technical fields.”
The grand opening came just ahead of a visit to Israel by Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford, who will address the EcoMotion Mobility Conference in Tel Aviv on June 11th.