US Army to test driverless vehicles in Michigan

LAPEER, Mich. (AP) — A convoy of U.S. Army vehicles will cruise along Interstate 69 in Lapeer and St. Clair counties as part of an initial testing of driverless military vehicle equipment on public roadways.

Representatives from the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center and the Michigan Department of Transportation held public information sessions on the testing Monday in Imlay City and Capac.

The Times Herald reports that the vehicles in late June will test a piece of technology that’s critical in the development and testing of driverless and connected vehicles. The Flint Journal reports that someone will be behind the wheel of each vehicle, which is equipped with features from the driverless vehicle systems, including adaptive cruise control and lane keep assist.

Interstate 69 will remain open to traffic during the testing period.

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