Arizona and Intel team up on Institute for Automated Mobility to develop driverless vehicle technology

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey today announced that he has signed an executive order creating the Institute for Automated Mobility (IAM), a brain trust of enterprises, government agencies, and universities that will collaborate on autonomous vehicle testing in Arizona.

IAM will comprise physical centers designed for “complex research” and scenarios, the governor’s office said during a press briefing this afternoon. A Traffic Incident Management division designed and run by the Arizona Department of Transportation and Arizona Department of Public Safety will investigate autonomous technologies for law enforcement and first responders. And at build-out, IAM will boast a simulation lab and an enclosed 2.1-mile test track with multiple route configurations, intersections, signage, and traffic signals.