Michigan can set aside roadways for exclusive use by automated vehicles under new law

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.