GM to invest $71 mn for new design and tech campus in California

General Motors (GM) is planning to invest $71 million to set up a new campus in Pasadena, California to expand its capacity in technologies such as flying cars and lunar rover vehicles.
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GM will use the campus for its advanced design center operations which focus on developing concept and future mobility projects that fall outside the scope of existing production vehicle programs.

General Motors said the campus will include an innovation lab and immersive technology capabilities, including augmented and virtual reality.

The automaker said the new site is closer to technology centers on the West Coast and creates a recruiting opportunity with its proximity to leading universities and design schools.

The automaker’s other recent innovative developments include its commercial van business, BrightDrop, and the lunar rover concept developed with Lockheed Martin.