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Driverless AP testing - in Michigan

Discussion in 'Autonomous Vehicles' started by lklundin, Dec 9, 2016.

  1. lklundin

    lklundin Active Member

    Oct 10, 2014
    Today Michigan's governor signed a bill that allows car makers to test their autonomous vehicles on Michigan roads - without a driver present.

    So I guess Tesla can arrange for some of their customers in Michigan to get an Over The Air update with an entirely autonomous AP-version, for some real-world validation.

    I am sure that will generate more publicity that the Model X at Nordstrom's. And no one can say anything if the Tesla owners put pricing information on their cars.

    I am sure Rick Snyder will be thrilled.

    Michigan Lets Autonomous Cars on Roads Without Human Driver
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  2. JeffK

    JeffK Well-Known Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    Now if a self driving car can deal with michigan potholes then there might be some benefit here.
  3. Tam

    Tam Well-Known Member

    Nov 25, 2012
    Visalia, CA
    "Michigan's laws also make defining who is a driver ambiguous, he said. Drivers could be companies running autonomous taxi services, engineers who start autonomous vehicles, passengers who ride in the cars and the automated systems themselves, he said."

    Sounds like innocent passengers might be responsible because they didn't buy Michigan no-fault insurance before the accident caused by driverless car system.

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