Google drives to Detroit

Tech company Google will set up a vehicle development centre in Detroit to be closer to Chrysler, which it is working with closely on driverless car projects. In May, Google announced a tie-in with Fiat Chrysler to develop autonomous vehicles, with the car maker set to “accelerate our efforts to develop a fully self-driving car”.

Weeks later Google confirmed it would set up a “technology development centre” in Michigan to help it “collaborate more easily and access Michigan’s top talent in vehicle development and engineering”. The car of choice? A minivan.