Israel is now leading the way in self-driving car tech! Read this item and more in this week’s Startup Nation newsletter.

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Pull over, Detroit: Israel is new Motown for self-driving car tech

Detroit has been known as “the motor city” ever since it became the center of the automobile industry at the beginning of the twentieth century. But now, one hundred years later, with the car tech industry heavily focused on producing self-driving vehicles, it’s not Detroit leading the way, but Israel. Read more.

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Israeli startup extracting water from air, around the world

Water Gen tech works in remote locations, and where pipes are no longer safe. Read more.

In big day for Israeli high-tech, Valens raises $60 million, Dapulse $25 million

It was a big day for Israel’s high-tech industry on Thursday, with two startups announcing they had raised a combined $85 million and a third saying it was on its way to raising $10 million. Read more.

Pixie Technology uses fobs and augmented reality to locate your lost

Pixie Technology has a way to find your lost wallet or misplaced keys. It uses a combination of tracking chips, which the company dubbed the “location of things,” along with augmented reality technology. Read more.


News Nuggets

  • Apax confirms Syneron acquisition for $397M (Globes)
  • Israeli smart car company otonomo raises $25M (Globes)
  • Israel’s high-tech dairy industry is an unsung ‘start-up nation’ story (Jewish Standard)
  • Moovit opens up their API to stream data on public transportation (Geektime)
  • WalkMe acquires visual analytics startup Jaco for more insightful understanding of user behavior (Geektime)

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