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How your phone could be the solution to safer roads

The Arizona Commerce Authority received more than $1.7 million through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s SMART Grant program, which stands for Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation. The money will be used to work on the ACA’s ‘vehicle to everything’ technology.


Automated car safety

Arizona is a hot bed for testing automated cars, but they also come with a host of safety concerns. Now, ASU researchers are exploring ways to make automated cars safer. Dr. YZ Yang, an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the Fulton Schools at ASU, is working to understand traffic through monitoring and data collection to inform autonomous vehicles.


Arizona is a hub for driverless cars. Here's why — and what's next for autonomous vehicles

It’s not uncommon in many parts of the Phoenix metro area to see a car driving down the road with a large spinning dome on top, sensors near the headlights and on the back of the car, and nobody behind the wheel.

Electric Vechicle, EV

Evie Networks And TCRT To Establish North American Headquarters In Phoenix

Evie Networks, a leading Australian electric vehicle fast-charging company, and TCRT, a fire-retardant ballistic rubber and product manufacturer, have selected Phoenix, Arizona as the site of their North American headquarters.

IAM, Automated Vechicles, Automated Vechicle Technology

How Arizona’s Early Embrace of Automated Vehicle Technology Is Paying Off

In 2017, The New York Times labeled Arizona the place “where self-driving cars go to learn.”

Automated Vechicle Technology, Automated Vechicles

ASU Research Ensures Autonomous Vehicle Safety, Reliability

As autonomous vehicles continue to advance at an unprecedented pace, ensuring their safety is a main concern shaping the future of transportation.


Arizona Awarded Funding To Advance "Vehicle To Everything" Technology

The U.S. Department of Transportation named the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) one of the first recipients of funding under the Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Grants Program. The ACA received a total of $1,747,708, which will fund planning and prototyping activities to digitize Arizona roadways for “vehicle to everything” (V2X) technology. 


Automated Vechicles, Automated Vechicle Technology, AV Tech, IAM

Arizona’s Institute of Automated Mobility (IAM) pioneers national playbook for AV technology

As technology companies continue to invest billions in the testing and safe deployment of AV technology, Arizona promises to continue to be a leading center of innovation and discovery.

Exponent, Member News, Safety Metrics

Exponent Collaborates with the Institute of Automated Mobility

Engineering Partnership Develops Evaluation Metrics and Methods for Automated Vehicles

Industry news, Public-Private Partnership

Newness of AV Tech Insists Upon Public, Private Collaboration

Member News, Mobileye, Intel, Udelv, Automated Vehicle

Intel's Mobileye teams with Udelv to launch 35,000 driverless delivery vehicles by 2028

Member News, Arizona State University, Automated Vehicle

Automated Shuttle Feasibility Study

Member News, Embark, Arizona Department of Transportation, Work Zone

The Bane Of Automated Driving: Embark And Arizona DOT To Address Highway Work Zones

Member News, Luminar

Making Safe Autonomy Possible with Luminar

On SAE Tomorrow Today, we spoke with Aaron Jefferson, Vice President of Product at Luminar to discuss how lidar can spot, register and access objects in the road and react in ample time -- even through darkness or inclement weather.

Industry news, Automated Mobility

Want to Improve Urban Mobility? Improve Coordination First

A new report by the Transportation Research Board points toward more seamless and coordinated connections among all forms of shared mobility, such as buses, bikes, trains, scooters and more.


IAM, Member News

IAM partners selected for a U.S. Department of Transportation Grant

A State of Arizona proposal created by partners including the ACA’s Institute of Automated Mobility (IAM), the Arizona Department of Transportation, the Maricopa Association of Governments, and the Maricopa County Department of Transportation has been selected for a U.S. Department of Transportation Grant Award.

Industry News, Ford

Ford is researching safety tech allowing bikes, e-scooters to ‘talk’ to cars

Leading bike, scooter and auto companies are developing communication technology aimed at making roads safer.

Member News, Intel, Mobileye

Tesla's main self-driving rival isn't Google—it's Intel's Mobileye

In a Monday interview at the virtual CES conference, Mobileye explained its strategy to stay on top as the industry shifts to fully self-driving vehicles.

Member News, USDOT, AVTEST

U.S. Automated Vehicles Testing Program Expands to 52 Participants

The federal government’s program working with states and developers of automated vehicles has grown from a pilot operation to one with 52 participants.


USDOT, Automated Vehicle

USDOT releases automated vehicles comprehensive plan

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced Monday that it had released its “Automated Vehicles Comprehensive Plan” (AVCP).

Transportation, Industry news

Connected Vehicle deployment underway in over half US transportation agencies, says new USDOT report

The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) has just published a new report which investigates the results of its 2019 Connected Vehicle (CV) and Automated Vehicle (AV) Survey, which show that more than half of surveyed agencies (54%) are actively engaged with CVs.

Member News, IAM

Unique Arizona collaboration driving the future of transportation

There's only one place in the country where you can hail an on-demand, fully driverless vehicle from your smartphone--and it's here in Arizona.

Innovation, Industry News

When Can Automated Vehicles Be Considered Safe Enough?

Establishing whether automated vehicles (AVs) are acceptably safe is not straightforward, and continual technology modification adds complication.

Arizona State University, Automated Mobility, Member News

Engineering evolutionary steps in automated mobility

Engineers and computer scientists at ASU are doing research that Arizona leaders envision putting the state at the forefront of automated transportation innovation.

Member News, ADOT

Arizona DOT launches app, including public access to traffic cams

Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has just released this video explaining the features of its now AZ511 app.

Member News, Mobileye, Intel, Ford

Ford expands partnership with Mobileye, Intel's autonomous driving business | ZDNet

Ford is making big investments in autonomous driving -- now it's using Mobileye's vision-sensing technology to improve driver-assist features, such as forward collision warning and lane centering.

Member News, ADOT

PAVE Launches Public Sector Advisory Council

The Partners for Automated Vehicle Education (PAVE) have announced the launch of its Public Sector Advisory Council, a group of public sector organizations that will assist with PAVE’s campaign to educate consumers about autonomous vehicles and their societal impacts.

Past Events

American Road & Transportation Builders Association

July 16, 2021

The IAM team participated in a panel during the 33rd Annual American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). 

100 Intelligent Cities

June 15, 2021

IAM participated in an event hosted by the Embassy of Spain in Los Angeles and ICEX to connect Spanish smart city technology companies with regional and local initiatives in the Western U.S.

Arizona Council for Transportation Innovation Update

June 9, 2021

The IAM team updated the Arizona Council for Transportation Innovation on statewide Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) initiatives.

Smart Dublin Quarterly Networking Meeting

June 8, 2021
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM

IAM members at the ACA presented at the Quarterly Networking Meeting hosted by Smart Dublin, a consortium that brings together technology providers, academia and citizens to transform public services and enhance quality of life in Greater Dublin.

IEDC Bridging the Financial Gap with Regional Private-Public Partnerships

June 8, 2021

The IAM team presented at the IEDC 2021 Economic Future Forum. The two-day event convened economic developers, businesses and academia from across the nation to foster regional innovation and economic transformation in the new economy.

Arizona Unmanned Aerial Systems Virtual Workshop

June 2, 2021

IAM partnered with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Arizona Department of Transportation and the Arizona Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) State and Local Technical Working Group to host a two-day interactive workshop on UAS.

EcoMotion: Redefining Roads

May 18, 2021

IAM’s safety metrics project and real world testbed helped frame the discussion for the EcoMotion Redefining Roads panel. 

2021 Global Symposium on Connected & Automated Vehicles and Infrastructure

April 12-13, 2021

The CCAT Global Symposium on Connected and Automated Vehicles and Infrastructure is an annual event featuring leaders in the transportation and mobility sector from across the globe. IAM member Exponent is part of a panel on Safety Metrics for automated vehicles.


Electronomous: The International Mobility Summit

November 12, 2020

Arizona’s success in cultivating a dynamic ecosystem for innovation, minimalist regulatory environment, highly-skilled talent pool and focus on tackling key challenges, were highlighted during a panel on “The Future of Automated Mobility.”  Moderated by the Arizona Commerce Authority, the panel included representatives from the Institute of Automated Mobility, Waymo and Arizona State University.

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