Camel Crashes Prevented in the Desert by Israeli Tech Savvy
The Fellowship | August 19, 2020
Two Jewish and Bedouin entrepreneurs set out to protect one of Israel’s special desert animals — camels! They found a way to prevent deadly vehicle accidents when camels go on the road. Israel21c tells us more about their new technology:
And while the country nowadays is revered as the Startup Nation, the camels are still around. And not only that, but they continue to be a deadly threat to drivers in the south of the country.
Entrepreneurs Yoav Ludmer and Ayman El-Sayed harnessed the Startup Nation spirit to tackle this issue.
They created an IoT platform that monitors moving objects to prevent camel-related motor vehicle accidents.
The project took off when Ludmer, the CEO of communications company SMBIT, met Sayed at the Startup Negev tech accelerator geared for Bedouin entrepreneurs in Israel’s south.
There, the two teamed up and created solar-powered camel collars that transmit their location on a designated network, which notifies drivers of nearby dangers on the road.