Arizona Tech Towns Open to AV Testing on City Streets

Governing Technology: The combination of few regulatory hurdles and a welcoming tech community have made at least two Arizona cities go-to communities for autonomous vehicle testing.

Both Tempe and Chandler have established mostly informal agreements with AV technology testers to operate self-driving cars on city streets in real-world scenarios.

Uber, the ride-hailing app that has invested heavily in AV technology and its development, has deployed cars in Tempe, home to Arizona State University, which the U.S. News & World Report ranks first in "innovation."

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