Montana is playing a key role in the development of autonomous vehicle technology.  In 2019, for example, Bozeman-based Lidar startup Blackmore was acquired by autonomous vehicle manufacturer Aurora, which maintains an office in the state today. 

Blackmore is located in Bozeman, Montana, and Aurora is opening an office there so the two companies can work more closely on integrated Blackmore's lidar technology into Aurora's autonomous driving hardware and software stack.”