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    Default Waymo will install self-driving systems in vehicles in Metro Detroit


    Waymo to invest $13.6 million in Metro Detroit facility


    Google self-driving car spinoff Waymo LLC will invest $13.6 million into a refitted facility in Metro Detroit so that it can outfit its self-driving systems into Chrysler Pacifica minivans and Jaguar i-Pace electric cars.

    The Michigan Economic Development Corp. on Tuesday approved an $8 million for a grant to facilitate the move which could create up to 400 jobs.

    The Mountain View, California-based company says it is looking for up to 200,000 square feet of ready-to-go, light manufacturing facility space in Macomb, Oakland or Wayne county. Jeremy Webb, senior business development project manager at the Michigan Economic Development Corp., said the company is in talks with a few locations, though it has not yet signed a lease.

    Michigan Economic Development Corp. CEO Jeff Mason said the move emphasizes the significance of Michigan in the development of self-driving vehicles.
    https://www.detroitnews.com/story/bu...rs/2639244002/

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    I guess if they end up hiring 400 it's worth it although these forecasts are always overblown, but an 8 million dollar grant for a 13 million dollar investment seems like a lot for a company that appears to need to be here anyway.

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