GM announces a new testing facility in Oshawa
General Motors has just unveiled its new test track in Oshawa, Ontario. It should be used to develop advanced technologies for electric and self-driving vehicles. Named the CTC McLaughlin Advanced Technology Track (CTC MATT), it is part of GM’s Canadian Technical Centre hence the CTC denomination. Obviously, the name McLaughlin was added to honor Sam McLaughlin, founder of General Motors of Canada. The center includes an oval for continuous driving and four lanes for speeds from 60 to 100 km/h.
The 55-acre facility is right by GM’s assembly plant in Oshawa that will shortly reopen to build pickup trucks. The track was designed to help develop software and hardware for vehicle motion controls, advanced driver-assistance systems, autonomous vehicle systems, infotainment, and other advanced technology projects.