STATE & FEDERAL NEWS FOR ARIZONA’S MANUFACTURING COMMUNITY
August 31, 2015 – Did you see last week’s announcement about the research partnership between Uber and the University of Arizona? The just launched partnership will focus on research and development related to mapping and safety features.
In addition, Tucson and the University of Arizona will serve as home to Uber mapping test vehicles. That’s technical speak for driverless cars! Governor Ducey was on hand in Tucson on Tuesday for the announcement and to sign an executive order supporting the testing and operation of self-driving vehicles in Arizona.
Clearly there are exciting things going on in our state related to high tech manufacturing, innovation, and research. Here’s what Uber had to say:
“It’s clear that Arizona is pro-technology and welcomes innovation, and that’s why today, Uber is proud to announce that we are investing further in the technology ecosystem here.”
The Arizona Manufacturers Council is the preeminent manufacturing lobbying association at the state capitol and is the official state affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers.
SAVE THE DATE! A crown jewel of the AMC, the Arizona Manufacturing Summit and Awards Luncheon is set to take place October 30th, 2015 at the Arizona Biltmore.
MORE INFO AND NOMINATION INFORMATION TO COME
Uber Newsroom: Driving Innovation In Arizona
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