Porsche, the sportscar subsidiary of German carmaker Volkswagen, will implement in its future vehicles technology developed by Haifa-based autotech startup Tactile Mobility, the companies announced on Monday at the start of the eighth annual EcoMotion Conference, this year held online due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
Founded in 2012 and incorporated as MobiWize Solutions Ltd., Tactile Mobility develops technology that analyzes data from car sensors and enables autonomous vehicles to get a feel of the road, using tactile data and artificial intelligence. The company’s system can also provide information about the vehicle’s condition, including engine and brake efficiency. The real-time data is generated from the car’s non-visual, existing sensors and turns it into actionable insights such as road quality, tire grip and vehicle weight.
The technology can be used in autonomous cars, but also in cars with computers that include adaptive driving systems.