The state that gave the world the assembly line is yet again at the forefront of innovation in the automotive industry, pushing the envelope once more thanks in part to Michigan’s growing tech industry.
General Motors, Ford and the University of Michigan will work with the Michigan Department of Transportation to test technology allowing vehicles to communicate with other vehicles on the road.
The technology will mainly be tested on I-96 and I-696 between I-94 and US-23. This comes on the heels of Public Acts 231 and 251 of 2013, which were overwhelmingly approved by the Michigan House and allow for the testing of automated vehicles in Michigan. Google, one of the companies pushing for this technology, is working with Michigan-based Roush to make these vehicles for them.
Once again, Michigan is changing the way people travel, giving our state and its growing tech industry a brighter future along with it.