GM’s McLaughlin Advanced Technology Track in Oshawa now operating

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General Motors’ new advanced technology test track is welcoming cutting-edge vehicles to Oshawa.

The company says their McLaughlin Advanced Technology Test Track is operating internally, though a publicly-accessible grand opening will be held sometime in early spring.

The site features an oval-shaped track for continuous driving and four lanes with speeds between 60 and 100 kilometres per hour.

The 55-acre operation will be used to test high-tech driving technology, like autonomous vehicle systems, advanced infotainment, motion embedded controls, and new driver assistance systems.

“Canada has become the ideal place for GM to expand its engineering work for the future – and the opening of the CTC McLaughlin Advanced Technology Track will take that work even further,” said Scott Bell, GM Canada president and managing director. “We’re excited for the next big step forward in advanced technology development and testing – right here in Oshawa.”

Officials say the track will help GM work toward a future of self-driven, all-electric and highly connected vehicles.

GM also operates testing campuses in Markham and Kapuskasing.