Are self-driving cars legal in Michigan?

I’m super interested in the future of self-driving cars in Michigan. My father worked for GM and I currently work for Ford, so I’m thinking our state is at the forefront of the self-driving car revolution. I’m just not sure what the state has to say about it. In Michigan, are self-driving cars legal?

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Answer provided by
Eric Schad
Answered on Jun 14, 2022
Home to Chrysler, GM, and Ford, Michigan would certainly seem like the place for self-driving cars to flourish. Self-driving cars are legal in Michigan, which would pave the way for their testing and adoption in the future.
Currently, the Michigan State Legislature has six laws regarding self-driving cars on the books:
  • Allowed the testing of self-driving vehicles, provided the manufacturer accepts liability
  • Limited the liability of self-driving car manufacturers if a customer or owner of the vehicle makes their own modifications
  • Allowed operation of a self-driving car without someone behind the wheel
  • Made self-driving cars exempt from following-too-closely and tailgating laws
  • Permitted self-driving research facilities to test self-driving cars
  • Exempted repair shops from liability when attempting to fix self-driving cars
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