autonomous vehicle brief by Niv Calderon

Every day, I read a lot about the autonomous vehicle industry and I find it fascinating. I don’t remember an industry moving so fast, as auto makers, startups, insurance companies and governments, all working individually and collectively to prepare for the day when self driving cars are the norm. Is your company the autonomous vehicles… Read More


uber self driving truck driving self driving cars

קראתי את הכתבה בדהמארקר שבאה לגרום לקוראים לחשוב קצת על ההשלכות החברתיות/אתיות של שימוש ברכבים אוטונומיים. מרוב שהיא מלאה באי דיוקים, משפטים חסרי משמעות או לא קשורים, הנה היא כאן, העתק הדבק ובתוך מרכאות, והתגובה שלי על כל פסקה כמעט, מחוזקת בבולד. ״ההחלטה של הרשויות בקליפורניה להפסיק את הפעלת צי המכוניות ללא נהג של חברת… Read More


autonomous vehicle brief by Niv Calderon

Every day, I read a lot about the autonomous car industry. I don’t remember an industry running so fast, as auto makers, startups, insurance companies and governments, all working individually and collectively to prepare for the day when self driving cars are the norm. So the first thing I decided to do is to create… Read More


autonomous-vehicles-map

In my years as an entrepreneur and techie in general, I’ve seen many trends come and go. I don’t think I’ve seen any vertical grow this fast like the smart, connected, autonomous vehicle vertical. Indeed, vehicles are not a standalone vertical, as it consists of sub verticals (click for a list), which each one of… Read More


Google’s Waymo is planning to license their self-driving technology to automakers and trucking companies, rather than actually manufacture cars like in the video above. Fiat Chrysler is the first deal with 100 minivans for testing, not for selling. Google has been a company that’s long been at the forefront of autonomous vehicles, and it doubled the number of cities… Read More


A few weeks ago I gave a 2 hour talk about IoT and investments to a class of Executive MBA students in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and I am pleased to share this video with you. It’s in Hebrew, so it’s for all of you Israelis. In this talk I connected wearables to the smart home,… Read More


I’ve been reading, thinking and talking a lot about the Israeli automotive industry, both in my recent blogposts about cars and in other places. I keep going back to the great work that Magma VC did with their Israeli automotive industry spreadsheet, so I decided to actually see what’s inside and to create a simple pie that will sum… Read More