The state of Arizona announced the formation of the Institute for Automated Mobility to advance the safe deployment of automated vehicles with Intel Corporation as a founding partner of the new institute.

This public-private consortium will focus on the liability, regulatory and safety implications of automated vehicles and will work to develop standards and best practices for the industry to follow. The group is already working on liability and regulatory research as well as plans for an enclosed 2.1-mile safety test track.

The partners provide expertise such as:

  • 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.