Despite being a small country with no tradition of automotive production, Israel has transformed into an incredibly fertile ground for the automotive and smart mobility industry in recent years. This transition is no surprise when looking at Israel’s lengthy history of developing cybersecurity and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies – both key components for connected, autonomous, shared, and electric vehicle ecosystems.
Many startups prefer Israel due to the active governmental backing. Investments from various authorities, such as the Israel Innovation Authority, Israel Export Institute, and Start-Up Nation Central, are promising signs that the automotive industry is here to stay and testament to the tremendous impact it is already having on the Israeli economy.
We here at Shibolet’s Smart Mobility Practice are acutely aware of the challenges faced by the automotive and mobility sector: compliance with complex safety regulations, dealer disputes, concerns over environmental impact, intellectual property disputes and licensing arrangements, and the privacy issues raised by connected vehicles. Thanks to our broad experience in the field, working alongside the world’s leading automotive R&D and innovation centers, OEMs, automotive suppliers, and manufacturers, as well as the most promising startups, you can rest assured we expertly guide and advise our clients on the best approach to these and other challenges.
‘Shibolet acts for a varied mix of transport clients, with Israeli and multinational start-ups, mid-size companies and market leaders all on the team’s books.’– Legal 500 EMEA