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New law allows driverless cars on Michigan roads

But there's a key point: Someone must be in the car.

The Associated Press

12/28/2013

LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a law allowing companies to test driverless cars on Michigan roads.

But there's a key point: Someone must be in the car.

In a statement Friday, Snyder says the law is important to keep Michigan involved in research and development of car technology. He mentioned the need for it in his 2013 State of the State speech.

The law requires someone to be in the driverless vehicle to monitor performance and take the wheel if necessary. By 2016, the state Transportation Department is required to inform the Legislature about any additional laws or policies needed for further testing of vehicles.

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