Detroit put the world on wheels over 100 years ago. With stiff competition from Silicon Valley, Pittsburgh, China and Japan, will the city and state also be the center of the new autonomous revolution?
And how will this seismic shift to self-driving vehicles impact you and your family?
CBS 62 is proud to present its latest "Eye on the Future" special "Giving Up the Wheel, a Look at our Autonomous Future."
Leaders at the forefront will explain how Detroit and our state are dealing with transformational changes in this riveting 30-minute special which airs Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m.
The CBS 62 Emmy-winning "Eye on the Future" team of Carol Cain, Senior Producer/Host, and Paul Pytlowany, Chief Videographer/Editor, travel the state and talk to leaders from automotive, academia, and politics about this critical topic impacting our state's largest industry.
The CBS 62 crew also takes viewers along as they ride in an autonomous car along I-75. They also ride in a Model T -- the first car mass produced by Henry Ford which gave rise to city's nickname, the Motor City.
"There are so many developments in the quickly changing conversation around mobility," said Brian Watson, CBS 62/CW50 Vice President/Station Manager.
"We are helping to keep viewers informed about the autonomous revolution unfolding before our eyes," Watson added.
Among those appearing in "Giving Up the Wheel, a Look at Our Autonomous Future":
Gov. Rick Snyder
Sam's Slaughter, owner, Sellers Auto Group
Joseph Richardson Jr., AAA Michigan President
John Maddox, CEO, American Center For Mobility
Steve Arwood, CEO, MEDC
Huei Peng, Director, University of Michigan Mobility Transformation Center
Anya Babbitt, CEO, SPLT
Ted Serbinski , Managing Director, Techstars Mobility
Watch "Giving Up the Wheel, a Look at our Autonomous Future" 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 on CBS 62.
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