Firms Back $10 Million Testing Ground for Self-Driving Vehicles – WSJ

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— Toyota Motor Corp. TM 0.49 % and a clutch of other companies are backing a $10 million testing ground at the University of Michigan for self-driving vehicles, an investment that could boost Detroit’s ability to compete in the auto industry’s emerging tech war. The 32-acre facility, dubbed Mcity and opening Monday, will give the auto industry a hub that can be used by anyone researching autonomous vehicles.

Source: www.automotiveitnews.org

Great to hear Toyota is supporting this as their means to prove safety in US market. I imagine the vehicle prototypes used will be disguised in the usual way for protection of designs, although it mostly will be what’s inside that counts.

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