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Targeted visitors management startup Waycare acquired for $61 million by Rekor Techniques

Israeli startup Waycare Systems has been obtained for $61 million by U.S. corporation Rekor Devices. Started in 2016, Waycare has created a resolution that makes use of synthetic intelligence (AI) to aggregate and method info from many resources to assist government businesses with crash prediction, congestion detection, as properly as incident management and identification. Waycare collates information from transportation agencies’ current infrastructure, which is then synthesized with supplemental info from cellular apps, connected autos, weather conditions analysis and party management systems. AI algorithms ingest and method this details to develop actionable insights and predictions. &#13
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Rekor, which is traded on Nasdaq and has a current market cap of $330 million as of Monday, supplies a complete, steady and actual-time roadway intelligence, leveraging AI, equipment studying and holistic info to present actionable insights.

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Waycare workforce. Photo: Yoav Picherski

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“We are very fired up about the option to turn into a portion of Rekor Systems,” stated Noam Maital, CEO and co-founder of Waycare. “Both equally providers have been on an unbelievable journey building the infrastructure for intelligent towns which will gain generations to come. By joining Rekor, we now have accessibility to genuine-time roadway optical sensors, innovative software and increased details. Rekor is uniquely positioned to develop into a primary force in facts aggregation and examination for roadway intelligence.” &#13
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Rekor said that it expects Waycare’s operations to enrich its recurring profits base, as perfectly as contribute to its pipeline. &#13
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“Clever infrastructure is the foundation on which sensible towns are created,” stated Robert A. Berman, President and CEO of Rekor. “By joining forces with Waycare, we are able to capitalize on an exceptional growth prospect. We are just beginning to scratch the surface of a market that has sizeable potential. Growth in environment population, continued urbanization, a aim on sustainable growth and a press to increase the lives and basic safety of folks dwelling in communities and cities around the world are placing considerable difficulties on equally governmental and organization entities. &#13
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“Waycare is a rare asset as it by now has an set up and expanding shopper base, favorable relationships with third-celebration details providers that would consider yrs to replicate and a very proficient management staff. Waycare’s existing team will be signing up for the Rekor spouse and children and Waycare will be absolutely built-in into Rekor,” Berman continued. “With the addition of Waycare, we are very well positioned to achieve supplemental inorganic advancement in a fragmented business.”

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Adv. Dude Lachmann, Uri Nesher and Iyar Aviram of Pearl Cohen regulation firm acted as counsel for Waycare on this transaction. Rekor Devices was represented by Yaniv Aronowich, Tamar Krongrad and Sapir Atal from Tadmor Levy & Co.