Gett buys route-finding Israeli startup

Israeli startup Streetsmart, which helps drivers find the quickest route to their passengers and destinations, gets bought out by Gett.

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Gett, previously known as GetTaxi, bought the new Israeli startup Streetsmart, an app which helps drivers find the quickest path to their destination, in real time.

Gett, operating in over 100 cities around the world, connects customers with transportation, goods, and services. Its most popular use is helping would-be passengers find a taxi near them.

"Such a talented group of people will be an asset to Gett's existing artificial intelligence staff," Gett Deputy CEO Boris Kornfeld said. "Streetsmart's technology will help us retain our position as technology leaders in Israel and the world.

"Embedding Streetsmart's technology will help us improve the service we provide drivers and passengers alike.

"For the past two years, I have led Streetsmart's strong staff and innovative technology - exactly what every successful startup needs. Streetsmart has developed a unique technology which helps New York taxi drivers make the most efficient use of their time.

"We are thankfrul for the opportunity to provide our technology to the hundreds of thousands of taxi drivers already working with Gett, and for the ability to contribute and influence everyone's lives."