GM will pump $100 million into its self-driving car production

General Motors announced today that it would spend $100 million to begin making production versions of its self-driving electric Chevy Bolts at two of its manufacturing facilities in Michigan. The cars, which GM dubs the “Cruise AV,” will be the automaker’s first production-ready vehicle built from the ground up to operate with no steering wheel, pedals, or manual controls.

The vehicles will be produced at GM’s Orion Township assembly plant, while the rooftop sensors that allow the car to “see” its surroundings will be manufactured at its Brownstown plant. GM says it will invest more than $100 million to upgrade both facilities. Roof module production has already begun and production of the fourth generation Cruise AV is expected to…

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