Uri Yacovy Joins Autobrains as Chief Operating Officer
Industry expert with extensive expertise, expands the leadership team of the Israeli AI mobility company
TEL AVIV – September 2023: Autobrains, a trailblazing force in automotive AI solutions, proudly welcomes Uri Yacovy as their new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Uri Yacovy, renowned industry expert and former Senior Vice President of Mobileye, now joins the Autobrains leadership team alongside CEO and founder Igal Raichelgauz. This strategic appointment marks a significant milestone for the Israeli AI firm as it continues to revolutionize driver assistance and autonomous driving systems (ADAS and AD).
With an illustrious career spanning over 15 years at Mobileye, culminating in his role as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Series Production, Uri brings a wealth of experience and accomplishments to Autobrains. His journey with Autobrains began as an advisory board member, solidifying his commitment to the company’s vision.
At the heart of Uri Yacovy’s mission at Autobrains is to enhance operational excellence within the company. Uri brings a proven track record of ensuring readiness for production within the automotive industry, including overseeing quality assurance, functional safety, and adherence to the highest automotive development standards. His extensive knowledge and experience will be pivotal in elevating the company’s production standards, driving efficiency, and ensuring the flawless delivery of products that meet and exceed the expectations of Autobrains’ clients.
Uri’s arrival coincides with Autobrains’ product maturity enhancement and strategic initiative to diversify its product portfolio. With a track record of overseeing programs worth over four billion US dollars at Mobileye and spearheading the successful launch of ADAS and Level 3 systems, his insights and expertise will play a vital role in identifying growth opportunities, streamlining product development, and fostering innovation to meet evolving market demands. Additionally, Uri will lead efforts to strengthen Autobrains’ partnerships, accelerating collaboration and synergy with its partners to bolster its position in the industry.
Uri Yacovy’s extensive expertise in automotive and manufacturing, along with his vast network of OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers, will accelerate Autobrains’ growth and expand production activities, ensuring that Autobrains’ self-learning AI becomes a staple in volume production.
Autobrains CEO Igal Raichelgauz is thrilled to welcome Uri Yacovy to the team, stating, “Uri brings a wealth of knowledge, relationships, and strategic insight to the Autobrains team. Our prior collaboration has given us a deep appreciation for his expertise. Together, we look forward to achieving new heights of success, propelling Autobrains towards becoming a global AI leader in the automotive industry. Uri’s contributions will undoubtedly help us deliver on our promises of excellence, product innovation, and a steadfast commitment to our clients. We consider ourselves fortunate to have him as our new COO, and we eagerly anticipate harnessing his extensive knowledge and network in our day-to-day operations.”
Uri Yacovy’s journey to COO at Autobrains was facilitated by his role as an advisory board member, where he became acquainted with the company’s groundbreaking AI technology. This transition is a logical evolution for Uri Yacovy, who recognizes the pressing need for reliable and financially viable solutions in the ADAS and AD industry. OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers are seeking alternative solutions for seamless integration into their existing environments, and Autobrains’ collaborative approach aligns perfectly with this need. Uri Yacovy’s vision is clear: to enhance operations, streamline processes, and foster an ideal collaborative environment with Autobrains’ customers.
Before his tenure at Mobileye, Uri Yacovy spent several years as a network and security expert. He holds an MBA from INSEAD and degrees from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Open University of Israel.
Autobrains is a leading Israeli AI mobility company, radically rethinking AI for the safest route from ADAS to full autonomous driving. Revolutionizing how deep learning is applied, Autobrains’s patented self-learning and signature-based AI is a new approach to perception, closing the technology gaps towards the safest human-driven and autonomous car possible. The product portfolio offers hardware-agnostic, modular and highly efficient entry-level, volume, premium and luxury software solutions – covering all autonomous driving levels. Strategic investors include Knorr-Bremse AG, BMW i Ventures, Toyota Ventures, VinFast, Continental AG, Temasek and Autel. Learn more here: https://autobrains.ai/.
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