CARMAKING in Israel has amounted to some unstylish models in the latter half of the last century and a few rugged off-roaders for the country’s security forces. A reluctance to make them, however, has not stopped Israel from becoming a thriving centre for the high-tech kit with which cars now bristle, and also for services such as ride-hailing.
US chipmaker Intel is taking a big bet on driverless cars with a $15.3bn (£12.5bn) takeover of specialist Mobileye. Intel will pay $63.54 a share in cash for the Israeli company, which develops “autonomous driving” systems.
Over the past few years, virtual reality and augmented reality have gone mainstream. Yet with most VR and AR technologies available today, it’s challenging to merge physical, real-life movement and environments with simulated virtual objects, environments and actions.
Underpinning the entire technological revolution – and hence a decent proportion of economic growth – over the past 50 years is Moore’s Law.