Michigan Plans Dedicated Road Lanes for Autonomous Vehicles

Michigan Plans Dedicated Road Lanes for Autonomous Vehicles

Great step in the right direction. With the addition of autonomous vehicles on our roadways, this is a fantastic idea and Motherload hopes other cities can learn from Michigan.

LANSING, Mich. — The state of Michigan and some private partners are taking steps toward building or assigning dedicated lanes for automated vehicles on a 40-mile stretch of highway between Detroit and Ann Arbor.

Organizers say the project would begin with a two-year study to figure out whether existing lanes or shoulders could be used or new lanes need to be built, and it would be the first of its kind in the U.S.

Eventually, autonomous buses and shuttles would run along the Interstate 94 corridor, linking the University of Michigan to Detroit Metropolitan Airport and the city’s downtown.

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