Introduced by Sen. Mike Kowall (R) on February 7, 2013, to allow the operation on highways of an automated “driverless” vehicle for testing purposes, subject to narrow conditions. A human operator would have to to be present to monitor performance and intervene if necessary. Gov. Rick Snyder called for this in his 2013 State of the State address.
Referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on February 7, 2013.
Reported in the Senate on March 6, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.