Foxconn to open self-driving facility in Michigan

Foxconn, the world’s largest manufacturer responsible for Apple’s iPhone and iPad, has announced another multibillion dollar U.S. investment, this time in a Michigan self-driving facility. The Taiwanese-based manufacturer will use the Michigan facility to develop self-driving technologies. The state has been very progressive in its legalization of self-driving cars without a backup driver, alongside its […]

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Hyundai joins start line at Willow Run self-driving test track

Japanese automaker Hyundai plans to test autonomous cars at Willow Run, Michigan, an 311 acre test site in development, dedicated to simulating self-driving in a town. The American Center for Mobility, a state government organization, will operate the facility. It plans to open its doors in 2017, using a ‘pay per use’ model for manufacturers […]

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GM to spend $1 billion on self-driving tech center in Detroit

It’s not all happening in Silicon Valley. General Motors has created a new team dedicated to autonomous cars at its Warren Tech Center, based in Detroit. There are already several hundred employees working on the development of its self-driving system, alongside test drivers already active in San Francisco. “We’ve got several hundred people in this […]

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Detroit Auto Show to launch an all-autonomous spin-off in 2017

After swamping the Detroit Auto Show for the past two years, event directors have decided to debut an autonomous spin-off show in 2017, called AutoMobili-D. The event will be held in Cobo Center Atrium in Detroit, Michigan on Jan 8, according to Boston Free Press. The atrium offers a 120,000 square-foot space and indoor test […]