Building an autonomous vehicle corridor

What might once have sounded like a futuristic vision appears to be closer to reality, as Michigan officials, Ford Motor Company, and infrastructure developer Cavnue recently revealed plans to build an autonomous vehicle corridor connecting downtown Detroit and Ann Arbor.

Although the route hasn’t been nailed down, the idea is to have the roadway connect to the American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, paralleling parts of I-94 to Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

It’s not happening tomorrow, though—a feasibility study could take up to two years.