Michigan prepping for the future of self driving vehicles with new law

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill that creates regulations for testing, using, and selling autonomous vehicles within the state of Michigan.

This law is important because it takes into consideration that the country is accepting autonomous vehicles.

Gov. Snyder said the legislation is key to the future of research and development of automotive technology in the state. Snyder signed the bill at the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn. It also allows companies to operate self driving ride-sharing vehicles.

The law will introduce the Michigan Council of Future Mobility which will make recommendations no statewide policy and regulate connected vehicle networks and oversee traffic data generated by the networks.

The law is a package of four bills, Senate Bills 995,996,997, and 998. The main bill allows self driving vehicles to operate in Michigan, it allows automated trucks to travel together, and allows networks of self driving cars that are allows to pick up passengers when called for.


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