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01 Jun

Google to Set Up a Facility in Detroit

Published by Mark J Guillen

Google to Set Up a Facility in Detroit

In Detroit, Google aims to establish a center to tap best auto-talent in the automotive industry.

Only some days after Google made us excited regarding its driverless Chrysler minivan fleet, the organization’s autonomous vehicle project made an announcement that it is packing a part of its operation and shifting it to the US city Detroit. The American search engine developer proclaimed that it was setting up a Research & Development facility in Novi, Michigan, near Chrysler Fiat’s headquarters in Aubum Hills:

Most of our existing partners are Detroit-based, so setting up a local center in that region will help us more easily collaborate as well as access the Michigan’s topmost talent in engineering and vehicle development. At this development center, covering a space of 53,000 sqft, our engineers, collaborating with domestic partners, will further refine and develop autonomous technology. One of our first tasks will be to get our autonomous Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivans ready.

Although the company has stated before that it doesn't want to establish a vehicle, this indicates that the organization will be more involved in the real production process of stated minivans. In addition to that, this facility isn’t distanced away from the autonomous vehicle testing facility Mcity. Whereas search engine operator has continued to draw a lot of auto talent from Silicon Valley, the advantage of being in the group is that they will be able to easily hire the smartest persons working and residing in Norway.

And when one views the miserable financial position of these vehicle makers, only I can assume they will be banging the Novi Ware house doors. After all, human driven vehicles are over, and the Moutain View base organization’s vehicle is the future. More significantly, the proximity of Google to the rest of the vehicle makers will probably result in more co-operations, since the deal with Chrysler is only a 100 van off, for the moment.

Particularly, when a “strategic partnership” with a technology organization is quite highly demanded by every car maker at the moment, it is quite smart for the organization to keep its chances open as it enters town. The Alphabet’s unit has started to work with engineers of Fiat Chrysler on the establishment of processes as well as technology to install autonomous systems into 100 Pacific hybrid mini-vans.

The objective is to research techniques, which will equip assembly line with self-driving technology and better work on roads. The Pacifica is a new device in Chrysler’s showrooms, replacing the Town & Country , which was famous for many years with mini-van owners. CEO of Fiat Chrysler Sergio Marchionne has stated he hopes for the tie-up but a lot will be decided depending upon the present mini-van effort as well as Google’s preferences.

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