Dec 19, 2019
Rabbi Mois Navon is the founding
engineer at Mobileye, and Intel corporation that develops
vision-based, self-driving car and advanced driver-assistance
systems. Mobileye’s systems provide warnings for drivers that
prevent and mitigate possible collisions. He also helped to create
the $15 billion chip that is powering the autonomous revolution.
Mois’ professional experience in the research and development of
digital hardware spans over 35 years, working with IBM, NASA’s JPL,
How far would you go for happiness? How about for success? Patience is said to be a virtue, but sustaining it for a period of years can be difficult. When he was brought on board of Mobileye, the company was a startup. The leadership told Mois that they had an exit planned within two years. He was advised to pull his kids out of extracurricular activities and limit his life for the imminent exit. Two years became sixteen before things were finalized.
The strength of Rabbi Mois’ family was also displayed in their move to Israel. Deciding to relocate your life to the other side of the world is difficult enough, but to do so without immediate work is even harder. The decision, largely spiritual, turned out to be a good one, as Mois ended up working with IBM through an unusual interview conducted at an airport.