By Dustin Walsh
via Crain’s Detroit Business, January 22, 2019
The company, which employs 20 and operates a 53,000-square-foot office at 46555 Magellan Drive in Novi, is seeking 200,000 square feet of light manufacturing space to work with automakers on integrating its self-driving technology in Southeast Michigan, according to a memo from the Michigan Economic Development Corp.
A specific location has not yet been identified, a representative from the MEDC told Crain’s via email Tuesday morning. A Waymo spokesperson told Automotive News the company would likely look to repurpose an existing space rather than build a new facility.
The attacks are believed to be part of a growing concern over road safety during testing of driverless cars.
Now Waymo, the self-driving company with more vehicles on public roads than any other competitor, is helping to entrench Michigan’s role in producing vehicles of the future.
“Auto manufacturing has created hundreds of thousands of jobs in the state, and built an economic engine that fuel the entire country,” Waymo said in a statement. “We’ll be looking for engineers, operations experts, and fleet coordinators to join our team and help assemble and deploy our self-driving cars.”
See original article in Crain’s Detroit Business.