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Automated vehicles (AV) promise to make transportation safer, cheaper and faster. They spark the opportunity to reduce road congestion and fuel consumption and ultimately increase productivity.

Where and how automated technology can be implemented is endless. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) can deliver medicine to people stranded by natural disasters. Self-driving trucks will create faster and cheaper delivery. Automated vehicles can fight wildfires in situations unsafe for humans.

Automated vehicles also pave the way for economic opportunity. The “passenger economy” represents a $7 trillion global opportunity by 2050 and by 2023, companies will spend $255 billion in capital expenditures for electronic vehicle R&D.

This large-scale market and societal disruption demands industry-driven validation of safety standards, policies and technology solutions.

FIRST STATE IN THE NATION

for enacting an executive order supporting the testing and operation for self-driving vehicles

FIRST STATE IN THE NATION

for a commercial self-driving taxi service launched by Waymo in Chandler, Tempe, Mesa and Gilbert

MORE THAN 600

AUTOMATED TEST VEHICLES ON ARIZONA ROADS

MORE THAN A DOZEN COMPANIES

testing driverless vehicles and related technology in Arizona


Arizona sets the pace forself-driving car innovation

Arizona is the proving ground for this transformative innovation. In 2015, Governor Ducey signed an executive order supporting the testing and operation of self-driving vehicles. Arizona's reputation as an AV-friendly state with innovation-minded support, year-round sunny days and dry weather, enables an exceptional environment for testing and development.

Many AV companies are already out on the road testing their technology throughout the state -- they’re even offering ride-sharing services to community members.

Arizona is also home to the Institute for Automated Mobility (IAM), a consortium of global industry leaders, the brightest minds in academia, and a public sector team committed to embracing innovation and collaborating on state-of-the-art research, development, testing, and evaluation that advances the safety, science, and policy associated with automated driving systems. IAM is creating autonomous transportation solutions that are safe, open to innovation and practical for Arizona and the world.

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