Major Metro Detroit freeway to soon become corridor for driverless cars

A major freeway in Metro Detroit could soon become the first corridor in Michigan for self-driving cars only.

Between Detroit and Ann Arbor rests I-94, which will have a dedicated lane with the necessary infrastructure in place to support autonomous vehicles.

Washington, D.C.-based Cavnue was asked back in 2020 to develop a self-driving vehicle roadway in Southeast Michigan. And on Wednesday, the company announced it has raised $130 million to help “drive innovation and execute on a robust project pipeline–including Michigan but also others.”

A stretch of 25 miles on I-94 will be focused on for development, said officials. Cavnue and the Michigan Department of Transportation will be conducting further traffic studies and operational planning beforehand.