Gov. Whitmer announces robocar partnership with Mobileye

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday an agreement with self-driving car-vision technology developer Mobileye to create a pilot program to test the company’s products in the ice and snow on Michigan roads.

Whitmer’s office said the program, which will last six months to take advantage of winter road conditions in Michigan, will involve Israeli-based Mobileye.

Advanced driver-assist systems will be tested in up to 100 fleet vehicles.

The pilot program is expected to involve the Michigan Department of Transportation, Michigan Economic Development Corporation/PlanetM, along with several Michigan counties, transit and police agencies.