Michigan and UK sign autonomous vehicle tech MoU

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder this week signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the UK Government, pledging to collaborate on mobility, transport safety and technology issues.

“This agreement creates a great partnership for Michigan and the U.K. to work closely together in the development and deployment of intelligent vehicle transportation,” said Snyder.

“We have a long tradition of cooperation in the automotive sector and we will continue to make great strides through formal relationships such as the one we established today by signing this MOU.

“The technology that is enabling connected and autonomous vehicles and new mobility services is moving rapidly each day and it is essential we collaborate to harmonize global policy, regulations and standards to make transportation safe and more accessible for all.”

The Governor was joined at the signing by UK government representatives working on mobility issues, as well as staff from Meridian Mobility, Catapult and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.