GM Adding 1,100+ Jobs to Expand Cruise Automation Self-Driving Operations in California

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    SAN FRANCISCO — GM announced that it will add more than 1,100 new jobs and invest $14 million in a new R&D facility for Cruise Automation in San Francisco. These investments will allow Cruise Automation to expand development of self-driving technologies that will transform personal mobility.

    GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra:
    Cruise Automation and GM engineers are currently testing more than 50 Chevrolet Bolt EVs with self-driving technology on public roads in San Francisco; Scottsdale, Arizona; and metro Detroit.

    2017 Chevrolet Bolt Autonomous Prototype

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    The new investment will include repurposing an existing facility in San Francisco that will more than double Cruise Automation’s research and development space. The Cruise Automation team plans to move into the new space by the end of the year and hire more than 1,100 new employees over the course of the next five years.

    California Governor Jerry Brown’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) allocated an $8 million tax credit to GM Cruise for this expansion. The incentive was approved by the California Competes Tax Credit Committee at a meeting in Sacramento.

    GM acquired Cruise Automation in March 2016 to strengthen the company’s software development capabilities and accelerate development of self-driving vehicle technology.
     
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