Michigan lawmaker proposes taking parallel parking out of driving test

22 May
Baltimore parking meter  -  flickr user daquella_maneraStudent drivers in Michigan may soon no longer have to learn how to parallel park a car in order to pass the state driving test if a lawmaker gets her way. According to local ABC News affiliate ABC 13, Republican State Rep. Sarah Lightner unveiled a new bill last week to ditch parallel parking from the driver's test curriculum. In the bill's...

Court rules that Michigan can suspend driver’s licenses for unpaid fines

10 May
Railroad map prepared by the Michigan Railroad Commission, circa 1876.The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled Michigan is allowed to suspend a driver's license over unpaid fines, something opponents argue disproportionately affects poorer people. Reuters reported on the ruling in a Wednesday report after the court ruled 2-1 in favor of suspending driver's licenses to uphold court orders and pay collect...

Waymo’s self-driving fleet crosses 4-million mile barrier

29 Nov
Waymo self-driving prototypeAs Google spinoff Waymo continues its march toward fully self-driving cars, it has reached a significant milepost: four million self-driven miles. On public roads. While that number is impressive—it would take one person three centuries of driving over 13,000 miles annually to match—the distance covered doesn’t tell the whole...

Waymo is teaching its self-driving cars how to handle Michigan’s snow

27 Oct
Waymo self-driving prototypeIt’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas...in Michigan, at least. That’s part of the reason is why Waymo is set to begin testing its self-driving vehicles in the in the Detroit area. Waymo’s CEO, John Krafcik, announced the news in a blog post on Thursday. In it, he said that the blustery and snow-filled Michigan winters offer...