Self driving cars given a thumbs up in Michigan

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Quite unsurprisingly, Governor Rick Snyder recently officially signed a legislation that will allow self-driving cars to test in the Michigan state.

The set of laws required for allowing self driving cars to test in Michigan were approved by state legislation almost two weeks ago and the automakers, auto suppliers and other related companies like Google can now legally test self-driving vehicles on the public roads of Michigan. However, the new law requires a human to be occupying the driver’s seat of the test mule at all times to over-ride the systems and control the car in case of emergency.

All the Self driving test cars will sport an “M” license plate to announce that they are autonomous vehicles. With this, Michigan has become the fourth US state to these self-driving cars to use public roads. Other states that allow these vehicles are- California, Florida and Nevada.

Michigan is the automotive capital of the world,” Snyder said on Friday. “By allowing the testing of automated, driverless cars today, we will stay at the forefront in automotive technological advances that will make driving safer and more efficient in the future.”, he added.

Stay tuned to Motoroids for more updates on the upcoming Self driving cars.

News Source: The Detroit News

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