LANSING, Mich. — Google’s autonomous vehicle unit Waymo says it plans to bring a factory to Michigan.
Waymo made the announcement Tuesday after the state’s economic development board approved an $8 million incentive grant. The state says the $13.6 million project will create 100 new jobs and potentially 300 more later.
Waymo says it will be the world’s first factory dedicated “100 per cent” to the mass production of Level 4 autonomous vehicles.
Waymo says it’s looking for up to 200,000 square feet (18,580 square meters) of “ready-to-go” space in a manufacturing facility in the Detroit area, specifically in Wayne, Oakland or Macomb counties.
The Associated Press