Tactile Mobility, the leading tactile virtual data, and sensing company for automakers, fleet managers and municipalities, announced the appointment of Gal Vigdor as Vice President of Engineering. As the company continues to gain traction with leading mobility industry players, including a recent round of investment from Porsche and Union Tech Ventures, Vigdor will use his vast experience in software engineering and management to further Tactile Mobility’s development excellence.
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“We’re thrilled to have Gal join the Tactile Mobility team at a crucial time for the company, as we seek to accelerate the development of an entirely new category of tactile sensing and data solutions for the automotive sector,” said Tactile Mobility CEO Amit Nisenbaum. “His vast experience and expert insights into software development will be essential in equipping smart and autonomous vehicles with the sense of ‘touch’ and bringing tactile data to the forefront as a vital element of the driving experience.”
With its unique tactile virtual data and sensing technology, Tactile Mobility equips smart and autonomous vehicles with the ability to ‘feel’ the road and react to it, creating a new category of automotive virtual sensor technology. The company’s innovative solution collects “first principle”, real-time data generated by existing, non-visual vehicle sensors and turns it into actionable insights regarding road quality, tire grip, and more. These insights greatly enhance vehicle intelligence and provide municipalities and road authorities with real-time data to improve road maintenance and real-time hazard detection. With more than 17 million kilometers of road data collected to date across four continents, Tactile Mobility is working with leading American and European OEMs, as well as municipalities in the US, Europe, and Asia.
“I am delighted to be joining Tactile Mobility at a time of rapid growth for the company and the tactile data and sensing industry as a whole,” said Vigdor. “I look forward to applying my experience developing cutting-edge technology to this new category for the automotive industry and am excited to create a thriving engineering culture that advances the emergence of smarter and safer sensory systems for the next generation of vehicles.”