Detroit - Waymo on Tuesday announced that it will rev up its self-driving car production by establishing a factory devoted exclusively to mass production of autonomous vehicles in Michigan.
The company owned by Google-parent Alphabet collaborated with Michigan's economic development corporation on a plan to use a manufacturing facility in that state for integrating self-driving technology into vehicles it adds to its fleet.
Waymo already has about 20 workers based in the southeast Michigan city of Novi.
The location of the new plant has yet to be determined, but was not expected to be too far from Motor City.
The Waymo project was to create 100 jobs, with the potential for that number to multiply as it produces vehicles capable of "level 4" autonomy on a scale where level 5 is fully autonomous without a need for human intervention.