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 |  Dec 18 2013, 8:02 AM

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The state of Michigan has joined California, Florida and Nevada as the fourth state to allow autonomous vehicles on public roads.

Michigan lawmakers have passed legislation to allow self-driving cars in the state and awaits Governor Rick Snyder’s signature. Snyder however, is a huge supporter of advanced vehicle technologies, including self-driving cars, so his approval is expected.

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The law will require that a human operator be in the vehicle in order to “monitor performance and intervene if necessary.” Self-driving cars in Michigan will also require a “manufacturer” license plate so that they’re easily identifiable while protecting automakers from civil liability for damages if they occur.

[Source: Edmunds]