General Motors opened the doors to its all-new Active Safety Test Area on Friday, July 24th. The $14 million facility provides a consolidated space in which the auto manufacturer can test all 22 of its active safety technologies like front pedestrian braking and night vision.
“Our comprehensive safety strategy of helping customers before, during and after a crash continues,” said Jeff Boyer, vice president of Global Vehicle Safety for General Motors. “GM historically has been a leader in the development and testing of safety technologies, and applying our deep knowledge and expertise to prevent crashes from happening in the first place.”
The safety testing site is located on 52 acres near GM’s Milford Proving Ground in Michigan where much of the automaker’s safety testing already takes place.
The new Active Safety facility will also be the location for development of new driver assistive safety technologies as well as a prime location for the advancement of vehicle-to-vehicle technologies.
These industry-leading technologies will continue to be made available for vehicles across GM’s various brands, including the 2016 Chevy Malibu and Spark and the 2017 Cadillac CTS.
The GM Active Safety Test Area is proof of the company’s continued commitment to providing customers with safe vehicles that will not only protect them in the event of an accident, but work hard to help prevent the accident from occurring.