Mike Kowall, a Michigan senator has proposed a bill allowing driverless cars to hit roads without a human monitoring the car’s controls.
Reports on various automobile and tech companies testing their autonomous vehicles with a driver taking charge of the car’s control system is already rife. Mike Kowall, a Michigan senator has proposed a bill allowing driverless cars to hit roads without a human monitoring the car’s controls.
According to a report on CNN Money, this legislation is being proposed to lure research and development jobs in the state and its sponsors feel that the bill has fair chances to get cleared as it has bipartisan support. “I want to make sure we plant the flag here and we maintain the lead in terms of automotive research and development,” the CNN Money report quoted Mike Kowall, the Republican state senator, as saying.
The bill also proposes to permit self driving cars on any roads in the state, which includes interstates and U.S highways and according to the Michigan law, the automaker and its suppliers will be held responsible, if the self driving car meets an accident.