Michigan’s transportation department now has the power to designate some Michigan roadways and driving lanes for the use of automated vehicles. That’s the result of a law signed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer Monday.
The new policy also gives the Michigan Department of Transportation permission to work with a third party to develop that technology…
Supporters are cautioning it could be years before the state implements automated vehicle roadway technology on a large scale.
Collin Castle is the program manager for intelligent transportation systems at the Michigan Department of Transportation. He said the state first needs a better understanding of designs for the potential roadways and how they would serve the driving public.