David Eggert and Tom Krisher

Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Michigan Plans Dedicated Road Lanes for Autonomous Vehicles

An aerial view of the downtown Detroit skyline. An aerial view of the downtown Detroit skyline. The state of Michigan said it will begin testing highway lanes dedicated for automated vehicles. (Davel5957/Getty Images)

The state of Michigan and some private partners are taking steps toward building or assigning dedicated lanes for automated vehicles on a 40-mile stretch of highway between Detroit and Ann Arbor.

David Eggert and Tom Krisher | Associated Press
August 13, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Waymo Announces Plan for Autonomous-Vehicle Factory in Michigan

Waymo-equipped Chrysler Pacifica undergoes testing A Chrysler Pacifica, equipped with Waymo's self-driving system, undergoes testing in Arizona. Waymo says its new factory will create 400 jobs to create autonomous vehicles. (Caitlin O'Hara/Bloomberg News)

LANSING, Mich. — Google self-driving car spinoff Waymo said Jan. 22 that it will bring a factory to Michigan, creating up to 400 jobs at what it describes as the world’s first plant “100%” dedicated to the mass production of autonomous vehicles.

David Eggert and Tom Krisher | Associated Press
January 23, 2019