Florida Polytechnic University is taking a major role in the creation and development of self driving cars. 

Last  week, Florida Poly launched the Advanced Mobility Institute (AMI) which will be  “focused on the development and testing of autonomous vehicle (AV) related technology.” 

“AMI is not only unique to the state, but also one of the largest university centers specialized on the narrow area of testing and verification of AV technology in the country,” the university noted in the announcement on Tuesday. “The research efforts target key issues that require solutions before a successful deployment of autonomous vehicles is achievable. Some of the research already taking place includes early detection of troublesome scenarios, stress test sensors, object recognition, electromagnetic interference, and human-machine verification. AMI also focuses on public outreach and advanced education of AV technologies.”

“AV technology has the potential to have an impact as significant as the internal combustion engine,” said Rahul Razdan, a senior director for special projects at Florida Poly. “However, to reach its potential, a quantum leap is necessary in the verification of these technologies. Without this work, the full capabilities of AV technology will not be realized.”

AMI is also partnering up with a host of groups

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