Self-driving car company establishes testing facility in SC

COLUMBIA, SC (AP) — A global autonomous vehicle company is establishing a new testing facility in South Carolina, the governor’s office announced Wednesday.

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

The autonomous technology products company was founded in 2016 and has a presence in the United States and Europe. Argo AI is working with automakers to integrate its platform into vehicles so they can operate autonomous ride-sharing and cargo delivery services, the statement said.

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

This will focus on highway speed testing as the company works towards self-driving business operations in multiple cities, according to the statement.

“Argo AI’s new operation in Greenville County once again proves what so many already know: South Carolina is a premier destination for automotive companies,” Governor Henry said. McMaster.

Facility operations are expected to begin later this year. Those interested in joining the team can learn more by visiting the company’s careers webpage.

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