Driverless Vehicles

GREATER PHOENIX: Taking the lead in driverless vehicles

94% of accidents are caused by human error. Not only are driverless vehicles the way of the commuting future, they have the potential to save lives and improve quality of life. Legacy businesses and innovations centers from around the world are looking at Greater Phoenix as a hub of evolution for this industry. This is why we’re known as The Connected Place – where business comes together to make the world better.


Governor Ducey signed an Executive Order and established the ADOT Self-Driving Vehicle Oversight Committee, allowing for testing on Arizona roads.


From snow, to desert, to mountains and flat land – Arizona has excellent infrastructure and weather for testing driverless vehicles.


Arizona’s top school’s and training facilities are preparing students for the growing needs of the driverless vehicle industry.

Executive order

In 2015, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed an executive order allowing for the testing and piloting of driverless vehicles on certain public roads. Arizona is committed to hosting the emergence of new technologies and believes that the testing and operation of driverless cars can produce social benefits such as elimination of traffic and congestions, increased safety, reduced parking needs and mobility options. This is just one reason companies like Waymo and Uber have chosen to do business in Arizona.

Read the full Executive Order.

Lucid motors selects arizona

In 2016, after an intense selection process and consideration of 60 locations, Lucid Motors selected Arizona as the location to build its car manufacturing facility. Expecting to bring 2,000+ jobs and $700M in capital investment by 2020, Arizona is a prime location due to its proximity to Mexico, cross-border supply chain, favorable business climate and access to top talent.


[predicted] lives saved from driverless vehicles between 2035-2045, according to Intel


"Passenger Economy" will grow by 2050


autonomous vehicles will be sold by 2035

Companies Innovating and Testing Driverless Vehicles and Related Technology in Greater Phoenix

  • Intel
  • Toyota
  • GM
  • Uber
  • Local Motors
  • NXP Semiconductors
  • ON Semiconductor
  • Waymo

Did you know?

Greater Phoenix is home to the nation’s largest engineering school, Arizona State University (ASU). More than 20,000 students are enrolled in various engineering programs at ASU with more than 5,000 of them graduating with a degree each year. Additionally, the region’s competitive advantage in software skills also makes Greater Phoenix the optimal region for UAV and autonomous vehicle operations.