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Michigan Bill Would Be First to Allow Cars to Drive Without Humans

A state legislation package is aiming to clear hurdles obstructing the development of autonomous vehicles.
June 3, 2016, 12pm PDT | rbregoff
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"Michigan, faced with a possible competition with Silicon Valley for the future of the automotive industry, is now considering legislation that would make it the first state to formally legalize driverless cars," reports Gov Tech's Future Structure.

"The legislation, Senate Bill 995, explicitly allows for autonomous vehicles capable of driving without a human operator. The bill also legalizes platooning — a technology allowing vehicles to travel very closely together — and establishes a 'Council on Future Mobility' that would make policy recommendations to help the state prepare for self-driving cars."

Future structure has also posted several related articles:

On a related note, "Gov. Rick Snyder announced a new branding campaign Wednesday — dubbed Planet M — to promote Michigan as the world’s center for innovative transportation and mobility research of the future," according to a separate article by John Gallagher.
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Published on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 in GOV TECH - FUTURE STRUCTURE
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