USA and Israel to collaborate on autonomous vehicles and transportation-related issues

Foxx and Katz signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) outlining their commitment to work together on key issues related to the future of transportation. The discussion also focused on moving beyond traditional modes of transportation, embracing best practices in the public and private sectors, and collaborating in research, specifically:

  • Advising on Israeli plans to build a center for the development of autonomous vehicles in the city of Netanya, Israel;
  • Collaborating on the safe deployment of automated and connected vehicles, including best practices around cybersecurity;
  • Sharing successful models of Public Private Partnerships (P3).

“At the Department of Transportation, we are working relentlessly to lead the world in building a 21st century infrastructure system designed to grow the economy and give our people a better quality of life,” said Foxx. “We were thrilled to welcome Minister Katz to USDOT, and we are looking forward to collaborating with Israel to advance research, harness innovative approaches and support the future deployment of automated vehicles.”