GM investing $100M in Mich. plants for AV production

General Motors Co.’s Orion Assembly plant will churn out the first production-ready car without a steering wheel or gas pedal next year, adding to the increasingly crucial plant’s role in GM’s promised future of driverless cars and zero emissions.

GM said Thursday it will invest more than $100 million in the two Michigan plants where it plans to build its Cruise AV driverless car and the high-tech roof modules required to guide the car without a driver.

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