Self-driving car company creating test facility in South Carolina

A global self-driving vehicle company is establishing a new test facility in South Carolina, the governor’s office announced on Wednesday.

Argo AI’s $2.6 million investment in Greenville County is expected to create 40 new jobs, according to a news release.

The self-driving technology products company was founded in 2016 and has operations across the U.S. and Europe. Argo AI collaborates with automakers to incorporate its platform into vehicles so they can operate autonomous ridesharing and goods delivery services, the release says.

A closed-course track will be built in the South Carolina Technology and Aviation Center for the development and testing of self-driving vehicle technology. Argo AI has other closed-course facilities in western Pennsylvania and Munich, Germany.

This one will focus on highway-speed testing as the company works toward commercial autonomous operations across multiple cities, according to the release.