Arizona has been one of the most open states for autonomous vehicles and now the state is opening the Institute for Automated Mobility (IAM). Focused on autonomous vehicle research, safety and policy, the institute will be the first of its kind. IAM will be overseen by the Arizona Commerce Authority and will incorporate the state's transportation and public safety departments, private industry and three state universities.
Intel has already been announced as the first private industry partner for IAM and will contribute its Responsibility Sensitive Safety model to the institute. According to Intel, this new facility will be an "open, transparent and technology-neutral starting point" for autonomous vehicle research. The program offered also maintains a "technology-neutral starting point" and will lay out safety rules for these vehicles.
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