15/01/2023: ISTRC Annual Call for Research 2022-2023 REGISTRATION

Call For Research 2022-2023

ISTRC promotes impactful collaborative research. Our annual Call for Research is OPEN. We invite academic researchers from the various fields of Smart Transportation to join forces and submit research proposals.



01/01/2023: ISTRC Call for Conference Grants Winter 2022

ISTRC Call for Conference Grants Winter 2022

ISTRC "Call for Conference Grants Winter 2022" is published on October 24, 2022.
Students and young researchers, whose research is within the scope of Smart Transportation and have submitted an article to an international conference are invited to apply.


ISTRC Call for Prizes 2022 – WINNERS

ISTRC Prizes 2022

We congratulate the 3 winners (2 students and one student team) for receiving their well-deserved prizes in the ISTRC Call for Prizes 2022!

The final budget of this Call is 80,000 NIS.

ISTRC Call for Scholarships 2022-23 – WINNERS

ISTRC Scholarship 2022-23

Warmest congratulations to the winners of the ISTRC Call for Scholarships 2022-23!

29 Master and PhD students from academic institutions in Israel with research in the field of Smart Transportation receive ISTRC scholarships this year.
The final budget of this Call is 1,056,000 NIS.

BGRacing (Ben Gurion University’s Formula Student Team) Made History in Formula Students (FS) International Race Competitions with their Electric Race Car

BGRacing TEAM 2022

This August, the Ben Gurion University students’ formula team, BGRacing, made history by being the first Israeli team to participate in and complete Formula Students (FS) International race competitions with an electric race car they designed and built.

First, BGRacing participated in the prestigious Formula Student Germany FSG2022 competition in the Grand Prix Formula One track in Hockenheim. One hundred international teams from across the globe participated in this competition, where 69 of them had an electric race car.

Next, BGRacing participated in the Rimac Group Formula Student Alpe Adria FSAA2022 competition in Croatia with 35 other international teams.

This achievement is expected to contribute significantly to Israeli Motorsport and racing. It expects to attract the best talents and students, and thus to contribute to the Israeli Smart Transportation efforts.

The participation in the competition was supported by Ben Gurion University, multiple Israeli industrial partners and the Israeli Smart Transportation Research Center. They supported the team with stipends, grants and technical advisory.

BGRacing team started the design and the development of the Autonomous Electrical Race Car that expects to participate in the international FS competitions in summer 2023!

Dr. Igal Bilik
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Chair of the Automation and Connectivity Professional Committee, ISTRC


The 2nd Israeli Smart Transportation Research Center (ISTRC) Annual Conference is hosted by the Transportation Research Institute (TRI) at the Technion in honor and memory of Prof. Joseph (Yossie) Prashker and his research on July 03-04, 2022.

ISTRC Researchers Database Questionnaire

We invite researchers from all academic institutions in Israel who would like to collaborate in Smart Transportation research and beyond, to fill out the following questionnaire in order to be included in the Researchers database on our website.

The database is open to all and is used by thousands of users from all over the world providing an opportunity for collaboration in the Smart Transportation domain.

As Smart Transportation is an interdisciplinary field, it is important for us to reach out to researchers from a wide range of faculties, such as Computer Science, Behavioral Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Mathematics, Materials Engineering, Architecture and Urban Planning, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Aeronautics and Space Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Science and Technology Education, Economics and Business Administration, Law, Geography, Public Policy, Industrial Design and more.

The 2nd Israeli Smart Transportation Students Conference – RECORDING

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The 2nd Israeli Smart Transportation Students Conference was hosted by the Hebrew University Business School in Jerusalem on December 15, 2021.
The aim of this one-day event was to provide students a platform to share original research among their peers.

Knowledge Gap Research 2020-2021

Knowledge Gap Research 2020-2021

To keep up to date with the latest research challenges in the evolving field of Smart Transportation, ISTRC funds a biennial “Knowledge Gap Research” for each of the center’s Professional Committees, in addition to an integrative one.

The leading topics of each report will be included in the center’s annual Call for Research.

All reports are available to the entire R&D community on our website. You are welcome to view them.

ISTRC Academic Workshop “Look Ahead – Sensing for Autonomous Vehicles” – RECORDING

ISTRC Academic Workshop

The ISTRC Academic Workshop “Look Ahead - Sensing for Autonomous Vehicles” at the Prime Minister's Smart Mobility Summit 2021 is designed to promote cutting-edge knowledge and human capital development in the AV Sensing domain.

DATENovember 8, 2021

Recordings of the workshop are available on the event's webpage.