Introduced by Sen. Mike Kowall R-White Lake on May 25, 2016
To expand a law that permits operating automated “driverless” vehicles for research purposes and more, subject to specified restrictions and conditions. The bill is part of a package comprised of Senate Bills 995 to 998 that among other things would potentially repeal the requirement that a human operator be present to monitor performance and intervene if necessary and authorize regulations. This bill would establish criteria for manufacturers to participate, define when a human or electronic system is considered to be the "driver," and authorize insurance and liability provisions. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Economic Development and International Investment Committee on May 25, 2016