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."