A road in North Tel Aviv is to be one of the first to test under-the-road electric charging beds; Israel’s Sensifree has developed a unique low-power RF based sensor technology that can accurately monitor biometric data without touching the body, and much more.
By: Michael Ordman
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Tel Aviv tests an electric road
A road in North Tel Aviv is to be one of the first to test under-the-road electric charging beds. Israel’s ElectRoad’s technology will charge electric cars and buses when they drive over it.
US-Israel link up with eco-technology
The 31st US-Israel Joint Economic Development Group focused on the use of clean energy to solve some of the most difficult global challenges. The US Department of State and Israel’s Economy Ministry and Environmental Protection Ministry, agreed to explore the establishing of a bilateral, clean energy, finance task force.
Low-power wearable sensors
Israel’s Sensifree has developed a unique low-power RF based sensor technology that can accurately monitor biometric data without touching the body. Applications include watches, fitness trackers, sleep monitors and smart clothing. Sensifree has just raised $5 million of funding.
The world’s toughest smartphone
Following over two years of R&D in Tel Aviv and Sweden, Sirin Labs has unveiled its NIS 54,000 military-grade “unhackable” security smartphone. Called SOLARIN it is made up of over 2,500 inner components to achieve fast, seamless connectivity across any continent.
New Israeli islands?
The Herzliya municipality is looking to build two artificial islands along Israel’s coastline. One island will be for housing and the other for an airport for internal flights. Tel Aviv is also preparing plans for an island on which to build an international airport.
RideOn wins Israel startup Olympics
Israel’s RideOn has been selected to represent Israel in the grand Olympic startups final in Rio 2016. RideOn develops augmented reality (AR) products for sports and outdoor activities. In the finals, RideOn will compete against seven international winners.
Most innovative startup in China’s Silicon Valley
Israel’s Gemsense beat 200 local Chinese companies to win the 1st place at ‘the Second China Fair for Innovation and Technology’ in Shenzhen City. Gemsense also won 3rd place in the VR section and will represent Shenzhen city in China’s national finals.
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