It's a very good thing when the state creates something that's cutting edge.
Jim Lynch of the Detroit News reports that General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co, Toyota, Nissan, Bosch, Econolite and Xerox. are partnering wiith the University of Michigan to establish a 32-acre testing site in Ann Arbor for driverless cars that will simulate a cityscape.
Groundbreaking for the Michigan Mobility Transformation Center occurred on Tuesday.
“Today reminds me of when I was a young boy and used to watch ‘The Jetsons’ ... ,” David Munson Jr., the dean of the university’s College of Engineering said Tuesday, according to the News. “We’re not doing flying cars here, but I think we’re doing something more important, probably, and almost as impressive.”
-- Allan Lengel