2 States, 2 Visions For Driverless Vehicle Regulation

Law360, New York (January 10, 2017, 1:10 PM EST) -- Michael Reynolds

Jason Orr On Dec. 9, 2016, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed into law new legislation that expressly permits the deployment of driverless vehicles on public roads, the operation of “on-demand” driverless taxi networks, and the “platooning” of electronically connected trucks and other vehicles. The new legislation is intended to give Michigan a competitive edge in the development of driverless vehicle technology.

In a statement, Governor Snyder touted Michigan as “the global center for automotive technology and development.” Governor Snyder’s message may have been directed...
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