GM to invest US$100 million to upgrade facilities to build self-driving cars

GM to invest US$100 million to upgrade facilities to build self-driving cars

FILE PHOTO - The GM logo is seen at the General Motors Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant in Lansing, Michigan October 26, 2015. Photo taken October 26.
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WASHINGTON: General Motors Co said Thursday it will invest more than US$100 million in two facilities as it prepares to build production versions of its Cruise self-driving car next year at its Orion Township assembly plant in Michigan.The largest U.S. automaker also said roof modules for GM’s self-driving vehicles will be assembled at its Brownstown Battery Assembly plant.In January, GM filed a petition seeking U.S. government approval for a fully autonomous car - one without a steering wheel, brake pedal or accelerator pedal - to enter the automaker’s first commercial ride-sharing fleet in 2019.(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Nick Zieminski)
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