The state of Arizona has launched the Institute for Automated Mobility, a public-private consortium to focus on the liability, regulatory and safety implications of automated vehicles as the group develops standards and best practices for the industry.
The Arizona Commerce Authority will oversee the institute and direct its mission to shape the future of automated transportation science, safety and policy. The consortium is already working on liability and regulatory research, as well as plans for an enclosed 2.1-mile safety test track.
According to this press release, 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.
Founding institute partners include Intel, Arizona Department of Public Safety, the Arizona Department of Transportation, Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and The University of Arizona. The partners determine research priorities and targeted outcomes and may sponsor ancillary research.