The former Willow Run manufacturing complex in Ypsilanti, Michigan, which was one of the largest manufacturing units in the world and famous for its production of B24 Liberator bombers for America in World War II, and was later owned by the General Motors for a brief period. The historic venue will be the new testing facility for the newer self-driving cars that will be tested here before they run on real roads.
The formerly largest aircraft building complex in the world has now become a test facility, and most of the ground in the plant has been taken place as a township, after the demolishing of the grounds right after the 2009 bankruptcy of GM. Still, some of the parts are owned by the government and still intact in the shape of a Yankee Air Museum.
According to the report, and statistics, the landscape is about 30 miles away from the downtown Detroit, and mostly it is situated on the southwestern side of the city.
The estimated cost of the testing facility will around $80 million which is also the presented budget for the driverless test run site, and will be renamed as the American Center for Mobility, which is lucky to begin work in some time from now.
The test run facility was initially boosted in January by the US Department of Transportation and even they named it as one of the ten entities around the country. The test run facility will have more than quite a few features, and some of them will be unique for a test driveways.