MDOT taking next step in plans to bring driverless car corridor to Southeast Michigan

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DETROIT (WWJ) – Welcome to the future. The Michigan Department of Transportation plans to hold a pair of public meetings next week to discuss a proposed lane specifically for driverless cars in Southeast Michigan.

MDOT officials have plans in the works to create a special lane that would have the technology to guide driverless cars and trucks while at the same time handling regular traffic, including buses.

The Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) corridor would run along I-94 between Detroit and Ann Arbor.

MDOT will host two public open houses on Wednesday, March 22 to discuss an environmental study on the project. The meetings will run noon-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. in Room 103 of the Morris Lawrence Building, located at 4800 E. Huron River Drive on Washtenaw Community College’s Ann Arbor campus.

MDOT officials say additional meetings will be held at different locations along the proposed corridor later this year.

More information on the proposed corridor can be found on the Cavnue website.

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