HSU NEWS, 12 DECEMBER 2016, FEAT. PROF. BRYANT WALKER SMITH:
The law specifies the conditions under which driverless vehicles can be tested and used on public roads. They also make the state the first to allow completely autonomous ride-sharing fleets.
In a state like MI, where Ford and GM presumably still hold significant lobbying power, it’s no surprise that self-driving vehicle regulations would favor these companies.
According to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, companies involved in creating the final legislation included Fiat Chrysler Automobiles U.S., Ford Motor Co., General Motors, Toyota Motor Corp., Google Inc., Uber, and Lyft.