Get ready for a relaxing, no-effort drive to Detroit.

Michigan has announced plans to design a roadway for self-driving vehicles. Industry officials and the State of Michigan are working to design a 40-mile stretch of roadway for autonomous vehicles that will run between Detroit and Ann Arbor.

To complete this task, the State of Michigan, Cavnue, Ford, the University of Michigan, the American Center for Mobility, and the new Michigan Office of Future Mobility and Electrification and all teamed up to work on the project. These offices will spend the next two years working on the feasibility of the new roadway.

Cavnue – The future of roads from leigh@sidewalkinfra.com on Vimeo.

The goal of the project is to construct designated self-driving vehicle lanes from Detroit to Ann Arbor and back. The new lanes will run along I-94 and Michigan Avenue. The plan also enlists the abilities of smart technology to detect traffic, weather, and road conditions, along with communication with other vehicles. Eventually, the plan would call for connecting key destinations like the University of Michigan, Metro Airport, and more.

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I would love to see this happen sooner than later. Even though it doesn't really do much for us in Flint, if it is successful, many areas would be able to roll it out for citizens to use. Don't get me wrong, I love to drive. A lot of times I will go on a drive just to relax and crank up some tunes. However, if this is going to make it easier for me to get places and still enjoy the ride, I am all for it.

Source: MLive