Argo AI to invest $15M for AV research center
Argo AI, Ford Motor's autonomous-vehicle development partner, said it's investing $15 million over five years to help form an AV research center at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
The investment will help fund a team of five "world-renowned faculty leaders" and support graduate students doing research in pursuit of their doctorates Argo said.
Research at the center will focus on robocars' ability to operate under a variety of conditions, including winter weather and construction zones.
Students will get access to fleet-scale datasets, vehicles and large-scale infrastructure.
«It's an honor to support development of the next-generation of leaders and help unlock the full potential of autonomous vehicle technology. CMU and now Argo AI are two big reasons why Pittsburgh will remain the center of the universe for self-driving technology» Argo AI Ceo Bryan Salesky said in a statement.