Cox Automotive Mobility to join Arizona EV & AV safety

The division of Cox Automotive, Cox Automotive Mobility, that’s committed to advancing the world’s fleets to serve the next generation, will be joining the Institute of Automated Mobility (IAM), a public-private consortium established by Governor Ducey in 2018 to shape the future of transportation safety, science, and policy.

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

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

Arizona has been labeled “The place where automated vehicles go to learn” by the New York Times , with companies having operated 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 drive 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 helping deliver transportation technology that keeps vehicles moving safely, efficiently and sustainably. We look forward to collaborating with the Institute of Automated Mobility and its vast network of innovative transportation thought leaders to further facilitate the expansion of driverless technology.” – Jim Heffner, AVP of Product, Cox Automotive Mobility.

In addition, as electric vehicles (EV) increasingly integrate with AV technology, this partnership has the potential to bolster Arizona’s rapidly expanding EV industry.