The state of Arizona has announced the formation of the Institute for Automated Mobility to advance the safe deployment of automated vehicles.
Founding partners include Intel, the Arizona Department of Transportation, the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the Arizona Commerce Authority, Arizona State University, the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University.
Each founding partner has a seat on the board of directors to provide governance, fiduciary oversight and strategic guidance for the institute’s policies and priorities. Each founding partner provides important expertise:
- The Arizona Commerce Authority will oversee the institute and direct its mission to shape the future of automated transportation science, safety and policy.
- Academic partners will conduct research and publish papers on important safety-related topics, including liability questions surrounding automated vehicles involved in accidents, compensation models and safety standards.
- Intel will work with all partners offering Mobileye’s Responsibility Sensitive Safety (RSS) model as a starting point for building their solutions. RSS is already deployed by Baidu* in its Project Apollo and Apollo Pilot Programs for Automated Driving.
- The Arizona Department of Public Safety and Arizona Department of Transportation will build a traffic incident management center to integrate law enforcement and first responders with automated technologies unlike any other location in the country.
Source: Press Release