As every school child knows, Michigan put the world on wheels! I recently supported legislation to ensure our state remains the world leader in the auto industry.
Human error accounts for more than 90 percent of traffic accidents. Autonomous vehicles can reduce such errors and help make driving safer.
The technology for autonomous vehicles is developing at a rapid pace. Senate Bills 995-998 update current Michigan law to allow “real world” testing and operation of these vehicles and create a mobility research center at the old Willow Run factory site for advanced research and development.
Many states and countries are competing for a leading role in the development of this technology. The legislation would help keep Michigan at the forefront of automotive innovation and manufacturing so the future of transportation remains right here in our state.
The bills have been sent to the House for consideration.