In light of the recent passage of the most lax autonomous car laws in the U.S., the streets of Michigan will likely soon be the among the most common places to test self-driving cars.
First up: GM, which announced that it will immediately begin testing its line of autonomous Chevy Bolt EVs on the state’s public roads.
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Testing on the private roads in GM’s Technical Center campus in Warren was already underway before the passage of the legislation, which is known as the SAVE Act. Now that the automaker has the go-ahead from the state, the operation will expand to include roadways around metro Detroit in the coming months. In those areas, trials will focus on the autonomous tech’s development in winter weather conditions. Read more…