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BMW is investing in the future with a new test track for self-driving cars

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Eric Calvillo
Dec 16, 2017 14:28
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There’s a new track in the works in the Czech Republic, but don’t expect to see just any vehicle take to the new loop.

Rather, this test track is made specifically for the testing of self-driving and electric cars from automaker BMW, as the company looks to expand its footprint into the future.

While BMW has a long history of luxury, it’s now looking toward the next step in the evolution of vehicles, and its plans appear to be gin with this new Czech project.

The German company is investing more than 100 million euros (or $118 million) into the new track, and is said to be creating “several hundred jobs” in the process.

The 1,200-acre property will be located near the German border of the Eastern European nation, and is about two and a half hours away from BMW’s primary development site in Munich.

Noting that the current testing facilities in Aschheim, Germany “no longer have sufficient capacity to meet testing requirements,” BMW stated that the decision to move to the Czech Republic was a strategic one.

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