Cox Automotive Mobility and Arizona Institute for Automated Mobility Work to Advance Automated Vehicle Development and Safety



PHOENIX, August 10, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Cox Automotive Mobility, a division of Cox Automotive committed to advancing global fleets for the next generation, will join the Institute of Automated Mobility (IAM), a public-private consortium created by Governor Ducey in 2018 to shape the future of transport security, science and policy.

The collaboration will leverage emerging technologies to advance mobility solutions with a focus on safety and efficiency. The main focus areas will include systems integration, data capture and sharing, and deployment of smart infrastructure.

“The future of mobility is pioneered right here in Arizona, and the Institute of Automated Mobility is leading the way, ”Governor Ducey said. “Partnerships with technology leaders like Cox Automotive Mobility are essential to IAM’s mission. We are grateful to have their leadership and expertise under IAM to help advance mobility solutions that will make our roads safer and improve the lives of Arizonans. ”

Arizona was labeled “The place where automated vehicles go to learn” by the New York Times, with companies that have performed automated vehicle (AV) testing in the state, including TuSimple, Mobileye, Nuro, Imagery, Waymo, Uber, Lunewave, Udelv, Cruise, and Local Motors. Today’s partnership will help generate additional economic development opportunities in the advanced mobility industry.

“As a fundamental enabler of the emerging global transportation ecosystem, Cox Automotive Mobility is focused on providing transportation technology that enables vehicles to move safely, efficiently and sustainably,” said Jim heffner, Assistant Vice President of Product, Cox Automotive Mobility. “We look forward to working with the Institute of Automated Mobility and its extensive network of innovative transportation thought leaders to further facilitate the expansion of driverless technology. “

Additionally, as electric vehicles (EVs) increasingly integrate with AV technology, today’s partnership has the potential to strengthen that of Arizona the rapidly expanding electric vehicle industry.

“Our work with Cox Automotive and IAM will bring together those who are revolutionizing the automated vehicle space,” said Sandra watson, President and CEO, Arizona Commerce Authority. “We look forward to seeing how these initiatives positively impact driver and road safety and contribute to the state’s thriving innovation ecosystem focused on the future.”

Since its inception in 2018, IAM has strived to overcome barriers to the commercialization of VA. For example, the IAM Security Measures Project is pioneering a new framework for audiovisual security by leveraging existing infrastructure, data capture techniques and experts in the fields of computer vision. , machine learning, artificial intelligence, advanced computing and traffic engineering.

IAM members include leaders from industry, government, academia, and transportation communities.

About Cox Automobile
Cox Automotive Inc. makes it easy for everyone to buy, sell, own and use vehicles. The more than 27,000 team members and family of brands of the global company, including Autotrader®,®, Dealertrack®, Dickinson Fleet Services, Kelley Blue Book®, Mannheim®, NextGear Capital®, VinSolutions®, vAuto® and Xtime®, are passionate about helping millions of car buyers, 40,000 auto dealer customers across five continents and many more in the auto industry to prosper for generations to come. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a private company, Atlantabased company with an annual turnover of almost $ 20 billion.

About the Automated Mobility Institute
The Institute of Automated Mobility (IAM) is a public-private partnership aimed at advancing all aspects of automated vehicle safety, science and policy. Overseen by the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA), IAM seeks to position Arizona as a leader in the safe commercial deployment of autonomous vehicles (AV) by fostering cutting-edge collaborative research, development, testing and evaluation. Build on that of Arizona A legacy of automotive innovation, IAM encourages the development of new generation transport technologies and companies.

SOURCE Cox Automobile Mobility

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