Rick Snyder has signed legislation allowing the testing of automated or self-driving vehicles on Michigan’s roads.
The state Legislature approved a pair of bills clearing the way about two weeks ago. The bills passed almost unanimously in both chambers and were awaiting the governor’s signature.
The governor has been an advocate of autonomous vehicle testing and called for the measures in his 2013 state of the state address.
“Michigan is the automotive capital of the world,” Snyder said in a statement. “By allowing the testing of automated, driverless cars today, we will stay at the forefront in automotive technological advances that will make driving safer and more efficient in the future.”