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American Center for Mobility Expands their Autonomous Car Testing

American Center for Mobility Driverless, has initiated construction of car testing site of worth USD80 million

United States: American Center for Mobility is expanding their self-driving vehicles testing in Michigan, United States. The American Center for Mobility, a project worth $80 million, initiated the construction of testing site for driverless cars at Willow Run.

As per the center's President and CEO, John Maddox, by the end of December 2017, the administrators of mobility center are expecting to open a 2.5-mile highway loop, as part of the project's first phase, wherein, the construction would begin in earnest spring.

The project for driverless cars, would be funded by Michigan Strategic Fund, a division of the Michigan Economic Development Corp. Moreover, Michigan Strategic Fund would invest USD20 million in the project and the remaining amount of USD60 million would be raised by the federal government or the private sector.

The U.S. Seneate, Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Township stated the strength of American Center for Mobility regarding the readymade infrastructure. He also explained about the concrete foundation and highway overpasses of American Center for Mobility, which would relatively be expensive to replicate.

As per TechSci Research, the continuous testing of the autonomous vehicle technology is likely to boost the global autonomous car technology market, which has further resulted in the advancement of the automotive sector. Besides that, the investment in the mobility center for autonomous vehicle testing, is a step forward towards success in the automotive industry for future driverless cars, thereby, contributing to the growth to overall industry across the world, in coming years.

According to a recent report published by TechSci Research, “Global Autonomous Car Technology Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2035 – ADAS, Semi-Autonomous, Fully-Autonomous”, globally, the automobile sector has been constantly evolving in terms of engine performance and design. Apart from these parameters, evolution of autonomous features in passenger cars is garnering attention of consumers across the world. Global autonomous car technology market is primarily divided into three segments - Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) car technologies, semi-autonomous car technology and fully-autonomous car technology. ADAS technologies are currently moving at a brisk pace on account of rising inclination towards greater automation. Moreover, fully-autonomous cars are expected to be commercially available by 2025, which is expected to translate into dramatic growth in the market. Key factors which are expected to drive growth in the market over the next twenty years include anticipated increase in regulations mandating integration of autonomous technology in new vehicles, decline in prices of autonomous technology and the rising focus on safety on roads.

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