Project Underway to Create Driverless Corridor from Detroit to Ann Arbor

Lansing, MI — Governor Whitmer announced an initiative last week to develop the Michigan Connected Corridor, a project that includes exploring the viability of a more than 40-mile driverless vehicle corridor between Downtown Detroit and Ann Arbor.

Cavnu, a subsidiary of Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners,  the company selected to lead the project, will work with state and local partners, stakeholders and communities across the corridor from Detroit to Ann Arbor. Phase One of their efforts is expected to last approximately 24 months.

The goal is to develop a sophisticated roadway that enhances the full potential of connected and autonomous vehicles. Cavnue will work to make the project “future proof” and evolve to meet transportation goals. They plan to begin by focusing on connected buses and shared mobility vehicles and then expand to freight and personal vehicles.

“This project, and the decision by Cavnue and Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners to invest here, continues to reinforce that the future of mobility will be designed and built in Detroit and Southeast Michigan,” said Mayor Mike Duggan, Mayor of the City of Detroit.

Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand