Nathalie Half founded Israeli startup Museloop when her children stopped joining her on her museum visits; The Dan bus company is to run five new entirely electric buses on its No.4 route in Tel Aviv, and much more.
By: Michael Ordman
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
App puts fun into museum visit
Nathalie Half founded Israeli startup Museloop when her children stopped joining her on her museum visits. Now when they walk through the exhibits, the app plays “I Spy” or “Spot the difference” or makes a jigsaw puzzle of the artwork or starts a trivia game. Some museums give incentives to the winner.
Electric buses for Tel Aviv
The Dan bus company is to run five new entirely electric buses on its No.4 route in Tel Aviv. The technology uses supercapacitors rather than batteries, with a 3-minute recharge between trips. Dan will introduce another 17 electric buses this year and intends to replace its entire fleet with electric buses.
Jerusalem’s new railway station
In 2018, Israel’s first high speed train is scheduled to leave Tel Aviv. It will travel over Israel’s longest bridge, through Israel’s longest tunnel and atop its tallest bridge, before (just 28 minutes later) reaching Jerusalem – Israel’s deepest station and one of the largest in the world.
Protecting the Olympics
SayVU is one of the many Israeli security products and services deployed in Rio to protect the Olympic Games. It enables a user to send a distress signal to an emergency hotline even if a phone is locked. The message can be sent by shaking the device, tapping the camera button, or speaking into the phone.
Driving by laser radar
Israel-based startup Innoviz Technologies is developing game-changing high definition solid state LIDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) sensors that are essential for autonomous (self-driving) automobiles. Current LIDAR systems are too large, complex, expensive and unreliable.
Moovit increases people-power
The new Android version (4.13) of Israeli crowdsourcing public transportation app Moovit allows its 40 million users to add information regarding stations including exits, elevator outages, parking etc.
Showing Israeli tech to US sports leagues
13 Israeli companies visited San Francisco and New York to show the world’s leading companies their innovative sports technology. Innovations presented included performance sensors, real-time video analysis, and new ways of creating connection between fans and brands.
Math and science games go global
Since 2012, Israeli startup Slate Science’s Matific educational math and science games have been implemented in hundreds of schools worldwide and in 20 languages. Slate Sciences has just raised $45 million of funding.
Fast standalone mobile broadband
The standalone mobile system from Israel’s Celliboost is suitable for government, law enforcement, emergency and media services in rugged, rural terrain. Customers in Mexico and Chile have already purchased the fast, large-volume, landline-quality, high-resolution data, audio, and video communications system.
Reducing parasites in South Africa
Israel’s Biobee has sent 160 million predatory wasps to South Africa in order to reduce infestation levels of both the citrus mealybug and vine mealybug. Biobee’s insects have previously been used effectively in Russia, the Balkans and in Israel.
Intel Israel’s merged reality system
Intel’s Project Alloy was unveiled at Intel’s Developer Forum in San Francisco. The headset uses Intel Haifa’s RealSense technology to merge objects in the real world with virtual reality (VR). Cameras on the headset protect the user from collisions and allow them to see friends.
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