Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder picked the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn as the backdrop to sign a group of bills today designed to position Michigan as a future leader in development and testing of self-driving cars.
The location was picked to reinforce the state’s historic role in the emergence of the global automotive industry as well as the goal to keep Michigan in the forefront.
“Eventually, what we are doing here today will be part of this (history), if you think about it,” said Snyder, who was flanked by a Ford Model T and a Ford Fusion hybrid that is equipped with liDar and other self-driving car systems.
Michigan, along with Silicon Valley, Pittsburgh and Nevada, is vying to establish itself as a hub for the development and testing of self-driving cars in the hopes of spurring major corporations to make multimillion dollar investments and employ engineers and developers.
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