Toyota Invests $5M in Michigan Driverless Vehicle Testing Center

The Japanese automaker’s Toyota Motor North America and Toyota Research Institute subsidiaries are contributing $5 million to the self-driving vehicle research center being built in Ypsilanti Township. Other automakers and suppliers are also expected to use and contribute to the facility, which is now expected to cost $110 million. Maddox called a previous $80 million cost figure a “rough initial estimate” before several amenities were added.

So far, John Maddox, president for the American Center for Mobility, said the center has secured $91 million in public and private funding.