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Michigan makes history for Self-driving Car

The Self-driving Car concept is moving into reality faster than most people thought. Michigan makes self-driving car history as it has become the first state in the USA to establish comprehensive statewide self-driving regulations. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed four bills that regulate the testing, development and eventually the sale of self-driving cars. The rules allow for the testing of autonomous cars without a human in the front seat, permit firms to use self-driving cars for ride-sharing services and be sold to the public once the technology is tested and certified. Ford (NYSE:F), General Motors (NYSE:GM), Google (GOOG, GOOGL), Fiat Chrysler (NYSE:FCAU), Toyota (NYSE:TM), UBER and LYFT helped shape the legislation.

References:
http://www.recode.net/2016/12/9/13890080/michigan-dot-self-driving-cars-laws-automakers

http://seekingalpha.com/news/3229862-michigan-makes-self-driving-car-history
There are interesting comments from people with diverse perspectives, including how the AI algorithm of the self-driving car will make some key decisions in accident situations.

Cadillac launches most powerful car in its history

Cadillac unfurls most powerful car in its historyCadillac came out all guns blazing at the Detroit Auto Show Tuesday, unleashing the most powerful car in its 112 year history in an aggressive bid to return to preeminence. Once synonymous with American power and prestige, Cadillac has seen its share in the luxury market gradually eaten up by its rivals, particularly German competitors in the form of BMW and Mercedes. Admitting that Cadillac, owned by General Motors, had fallen behind — it has faced “some adversity… for sure,” said its chief Johan de Nysschen — the iconic brand is determined to fight its way back to the fore. Cadillac was launching “a product offensive” that would take on its rivals across several segments of the market and require more than $12 billion investment, declared de Nysschen. Read More>>