24 Aug Google Autonomous Car Spinoff Waymo Builds Town As Test Track, CBS KPIX
Over the years, high-tech companies have dedicated more time to the development of self-driving vehicles: Tesla with its Model X and Lyft partnering with Ford for this new project. Merced County is part of this world thanks to housing Waymo – Google’s self-driving car. With available, cost-efficient, land, Merced County is the place for the Automotive Industry.
Via CBS SF Bay Area:
“We are very, very fortunate and lucky that Google showed up to Castle,” said Mark Hendrickson, the Director of Economic Development for Merced County. But now we are starting to see interest from other parties as well.
There is plenty of room to grow at the Castle Commerce Center. In fact, Merced County has some big plans for expansion to try and attract more companies to move to the location. They say the land is cheap and it’s only two hours away from Silicon Valley in the counter-commute direction.
The county is offering an open invitation to any self-driving car companies or other high-tech businesses considering a new home in Northern California.