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Jerusalem of Traffic: Main Road Closes for Three Years

in Economy & Innovation

A main gateway to Jerusalem has been closed, and is expected to cause massive amounts of traffic congestion for at least three years. Ironically, the main road is being shut down to support construction of the Jerusalem Gateway Project, a 74-acre commercial center made of 1.5 million square meters of commercial space, including offices, 2,000…

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Self Driving Cars on Tel Aviv Road

in Economy & Innovation

Self driving cars have officially hit the road. Yandex, a Russian tech company with a fleet of autonomous cars, was given approval to test the autonomous cars in a northern part of Tel Aviv. The technology, comprised of aspects of computer vision, machine learning, and cloud technologies, was tested for the fifth time in an…

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New Public Transport Option Hits Central Israel

in Economy & Innovation

A new fleet of vehicles is hitting the Tel Aviv streets, which is a new path to solving the heavily congested traffic in the central city, an initiative by the Ministries of Finance and Transportation. Via Transportation Inc, a ridesharing app which already operates in 11 countries and 32 cities across the world, has partnered…

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Is Sherut Culture a Vehicle for Kindness?

in Life, Culture & Sports

As I stand on Ben Yehuda, a busy main street parallel to the beach in Tel Aviv, I wave down a yellow taxi – not the New York kind – but what Israelis call a ‘monit sherut’, or shared taxi. The sherut is an alternative to taking the bus, as it often runs along the…

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The Startup Nation Needs New Roads

in Economy & Innovation

In the past twenty years, the number of cars on the Israeli roads have more than doubled; however, the number of roads has only grown by 45%. Ultimately this means there are too many cars, and not enough roads. Traffic congestion is said to be causing Israel about 35 billion shekels annually. With the new…

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