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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.
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.
In 2017, The New York Times labeled Arizona the place “where self-driving cars go to learn.”
As autonomous vehicles continue to advance at an unprecedented pace, ensuring their safety is a main concern shaping the future of transportation.
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.
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.
Engineering Partnership Develops Evaluation Metrics and Methods for Automated Vehicles
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.
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.
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.
Leading bike, scooter and auto companies are developing communication technology aimed at making roads safer.
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.
The federal government’s program working with states and developers of automated vehicles has grown from a pilot operation to one with 52 participants.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced Monday that it had released its “Automated Vehicles Comprehensive Plan” (AVCP).
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.
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.
Establishing whether automated vehicles (AVs) are acceptably safe is not straightforward, and continual technology modification adds complication.
Engineers and computer scientists at ASU are doing research that Arizona leaders envision putting the state at the forefront of automated transportation innovation.
Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has just released this video explaining the features of its now AZ511 app.
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.
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.
The IAM team participated in a panel during the 33rd Annual American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA).
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.
The IAM team updated the Arizona Council for Transportation Innovation on statewide Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) initiatives.
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.
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.
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.
IAM’s safety metrics project and real world testbed helped frame the discussion for the EcoMotion Redefining Roads panel.
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.
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.