Howes: GM’s driverless car play favors the hometown

The symbolism cannot be denied.
Just weeks before another North American International Auto Show opens with its first-ever mobility exposition, General Motors Co. CEO Mary Barra pre-empts the conversation. The automaker said Thursday it will test autonomous vehicles on Michigan roads and build the test cars in its Orion Township assembly plant.  And they’ll start doing it next year. Take that, Elon Musk.