YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) – Michigan’s 500-acre (202-hectare) center for autonomous vehicle research is officially open and will partner with technology giant Microsoft.
Gov. Rick Snyder trekked to the Ypsilanti-based American Center for Mobility for Wednesday’s grand opening.READ MORE: What Is The Best Sunscreen For Me? Environmental Working Group Releases Annual Guide
Last year, the site became one of 10 places designated by the U.S. Department of Transportation as “proving grounds” for an automated vehicle pilot program.READ MORE: Parole Denied For Don Miller Who Killed 4 Women In Lansing In The 1970s
Microsoft will work on the center’s data infrastructure and cloud resources.
The growing hub of driverless vehicle testing in southeast Michigan ties into the state’s ongoing campaign to be the next epicenter of autonomous driving.MORE NEWS: Michigan Court Seeks More From Whitmer About Abortion Ban Challenge
The University of Michigan’s 32-acre “Mcity ” in Ann Arbor also is doing driverless-car experimentation.