Ashdod, IL is preparing

Ashdod, Israel’s 6th largest city, has been a center for Israel’s smart city ambitions since 2014. That’s where ST Engineering, a Singaporean smart cities firm, planned to deploy a self-driving bus in 2019. As two small countries surrounded by hostile neighbors, Singapore and Israel have long maintained a common zeal for technology solutions and close military and economic ties.

This effort saw that cooperation extend to the realm of AVs. Straits Times reports that ST Engineering will also develop the city’s intelligent fleet management system in addition to a new research and development center.

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