31 May '16, 5pm

Michigan May Be First State Allowing Self-Driving Cars for Sale and Operation

Michigan May Be First State Allowing Self-Driving Cars for Sale and Operation

Michigan wants to be the first state to move beyond testing self-driving cars to allowing them to be sold and operated on its roads. Although driverless cars are perhaps years away, a package of bipartisan bills includes one that would update 2013 laws allowing for the operation of autonomous cars on public roads without anyone at the wheel. That would end the previous human operator requirement. The state bills would also allow for tight “platoons” of smart commercial trucks that could travel in unison at coordinated speeds. It would also allow automakers to run networks of on-demand self-driving vehicles. That state law would help create a facility to test autonomous and wirelessly connected cars at highway speeds at the site of a defunct GM plant that once churned out World War II bombers. Lawmakers, automaker executives, and regulators say the technology is progressing...

Full article: http://www.hybridcars.com/michigan-self-driving-cars-law

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