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Google self-driving car project opening in Michigan tech center

Google’s Self-driving Car Project Is Heading To The Motor City. Google Today Said It’s Opening A Self-driving Technology Development Center In The Detroit Suburb Of Novi. The Company Isn’t Yet Saying How Many People Will Be Employed At The 53,000-square-foot Facility. Workers Will Be Moving In Throughout This Year.

PTI | Updated on: 26 May 2016, 09:49:05 AM


Google’s self-driving car project is heading to the Motor City. Google today said it’s opening a self-driving technology development center in the Detroit suburb of Novi. The company isn’t yet saying how many people will be employed at the 53,000-square-foot facility. Workers will be moving in throughout this year.

Silicon Valley-based Google says having a facility in Michigan will help it access top talent in vehicle development and engineering.

This isn’t Google’s first brush with Detroit. It has had self-driving car employees in the area for several years, and a Detroit-area supplier makes Google’s self-driving pods.

Google also announced a partnership earlier this month with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, which has a headquarters near Detroit. Google plans to outfit 100 Chrysler Pacifica minivans with self-driving technology as part of that collaboration. 

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First Published : 26 May 2016, 09:47:00 AM