North American International Auto Show kicks off in Detroit

Alongside countless major automakers, several major Michigan politicians were at the media day of the North American International Auto Show. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) were there. They talked about how the auto show illustrates Michigan's resurgence after tough times years ago.

Michigan governor Rick Snyder also made an appearance. He discussed how Michigan is a leader in terms of the auto industry, and also pioneering the path into the mobility industry.

That comes as several automakers displayed their autonomous cars. Ford showed off it's self-driving vehicle, which it hopes to get on the road by 2021. Greg Stevens of Ford says:

"Every vehicle built has been built to be driven by humans, right? Now we're building a vehicle that will drive by itself."