Thursday, 11 September 2014 23:20

University of Iowa Looks to Establish Driverless Car Institute

UI officials are asking for $3 million to establish a non-profit institute focused on "autonomous intelligent machines and systems."

Part of the Board of Regents' $649 million request in state appropriations for the 2016 budget year includes "special purpose" funds for things like a new University of Iowa institute focused on driverless vehicles and Iowa State University's "agriculture experiment station."

UI officials are asking for $1 million in 2016 -- as part of a $3 million total request over three years -- to establish a non-profit institute focused on "autonomous intelligent machines and systems," according to the regents' appropriations request, which is scheduled for discussion later this week.

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