Waymo has announced that it plans to grow its business in Michigan and has got approval from Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to establish its manufacturing facility in the state to build its self-driving vehicles. This will be the world’s first factory 100%-dedicated to the mass production of L4 autonomous vehicles, according to the company’s post on Medium.
Waymo develops hardware and software in-house so that self-driving technology works as a seamless, single system. A vital part of that process is integrating our self-driving system into the vehicles the company purchase for its fleet, including Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Jaguar Land Rover. The company is partnering with Magna to help integrate its self-driving system into its fleet of different vehicles.
Waymo will first identify a facility in Southeast Michigan and, over the next few years, aims to create hundreds of local jobs in the community. The company will be looking for engineers, operations experts, and fleet coordinators to join our team and help assemble and deploy our self-driving cars.