Self-Driving Cars Approved for Road Tests in Michigan

Self-Driving Cars Approved for Road Tests in Michigan

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]


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