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GM to develop self-driving cars in Silicon Valley

The largest U.S. automaker General Motors will build a research and development center in San Francisco and hire 1.100 employees to work on creation of its own self-driving cars.

GM intends to expand its operations in Silicon Valley by investing about $14 million in its daughter company Cruise Automation. The concern acquired the startup Cruise Automation in March 2016 to develop software that will form the basis of autonomous vehicles.

According to The Wall Street Journal, this solution means a significant increase in the presence of the GM in the Silicon Valley and the strengthening of the "arms race" in the field of self-driving cars.

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