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Celebrating a decade of life-changing Israeli inventions

By Reetika Kachchhwa

New year in a different way for Israel –

On the occasion of the new year 2020, The Times of Israel has looked at some of its awesome and coolest technology, which they had discovered in the past ten years. Israel has changed and impacts the life of people. These technologies actually have the potential power of changing lives and health of society. They give rise to many Israeli technologies as well as startups that are basically making a difference in our world. Let’s discuss some of its coolest and awesome innovative technologies.

Driving with your personal navigator, i.e. Waze –

This GPS navigation software works on smartphones or car screens. This basically helps the users to find the best and shortest way to get to their destination. It provides every turn and if you don’t know way to some places you can definitely use this.  This technology was basically developed by Israeli founders names Ehud Shabtai, Amit Shinar, and Uri Levine. This was taken up by US tech giant Google in 2013, and they buy it for approximately $ 1 billion.

Using public transportation better, i.e. Moovit –

This is basically a smartphone app that allows it’s a user to find their best way to reach their destination by using public transportation. This startup basically hit a milestone of over half a billion users all over the world this summer. It was founded in 2012 by the entrepreneur Nir Erez, Roy Bick, and Yaron Evron. It’s headquartered is in Ness Ziona and is also referred to as the Waze for public transportation.

Water from thin air, i.e. Watergen –

This startup was basically set up in 2010, and innovation is by Are Kohavi, who is a former combat reconnaissance company commander in the Israel defense forces. This startup actually creates drinking water by taking the humidity from the air. The technology uses a plastic heat exchanger rather than aluminum, which helps reduce cost. Proprietary software is used in its operation.

Reetika Kachchhwa