Snyder OKs tests of automated cars in Michigan

First street legal self-driving car from Google
First street legal self-driving car from Google
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 12/29/2013 5:44 pm

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder says he has signed two bills that allow the testing of automated motor vehicles on Michigan roads.

Snyder says the bills follow his call for such legislation in his 2013 state of the state address.

He says Michigan "is the automotive capital of the world" and says that allowing testing of automated, driverless cars will help the state "stay at the forefront" in auto technology.

Snyder says that businesses and universities in Michigan are leading the way in many intelligent, connected vehicle programs aimed at driverless cars.

One bill lets automakers and others test automated motor vehicles. It requires a human to be in the driver's seat to monitor performance and intervene if necessary.

Another bill partly shields manufacturers from civil liability.

 

©2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
NEWSCASTS ON DEMAND
WATCH OUR LIVE NEWSCAST

What's On

All content © Copyright 2014 Intermountain West Communications Company. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
You may also view our Sitemap

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.