General Motors Begins Work On Production Facilities for Automated Vehicles

General Motors (GM) has announced that the company has begun work on upgrading plants and facilities in order to begin production of self-driving vehicles. GM will invest over $100 million to upgrade its Orion Township assembly plant and its Brownstown Battery Assembly Plant in Michigan. The former will produce GM’s Cruise AV (Automated Vehicle) while the latter will produce roof modules for sensor arrays and cameras.

Production of the fourth-generation of the Cruise AV is expected to begin in 2019, GM says, after three generations of test models, which began testing in 2017. The company has already produced over 200 Cruise AV test models at its Orion plant. The Orion plant is also the primary production facility for the all-electric Bolt EV.