Fiat Chrysler spends $30 million on new driverless car test facility

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it spent $30 million to build a driverless car test facility in Michigan.

The North American automaker (NYSE: FCAU) said it built the autonomous driving and advanced testing facility at its existing Chelsea Proving Grounds in southeast Michigan.

Fiat Chrysler said the testing facility will allow the company to test driverless cars over various obstacles, including going through tunnels, in varying road lighting conditions, and on interstate-style exit and entrance ramps…

In January, Fiat Chrysler said it will deliver “thousands of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans to Waymo to support the launch of the world’s first driverless ride-hailing service.”

Waymo — formerly the Google self-driving car project — is testing its driverless car program with Chrysler minivans in Phoenix right now.