Argo AI to test autonomous driving at Munich Airport

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One of the world’s leading technology companies in the autonomous driving sector, Argo AI, has chosen Munich Airport’s LabCampus innovation center as a test site for the development of its vehicles.

Under the newly signed contractual agreement, Argo AI will build a test track at Munich Airport and lease space at the first LabCampus office building, LAB 48, which is planned to open in 2022.

The autonomously driven vehicles will be tested under realistic conditions in various traffic situations on the test track, which will be built near the aircraft maintenance hangars in the southwestern part of the airport site.

“This deal illustrates the vast potential of the LabCampus as a think-tank and test laboratory for forward-looking mobility concepts. Argo AI’s commitment is therefore an important signal to all other firms that can benefit from the vast opportunities of this innovation center,” explained Jost Lammers, chief executive officer of Munich Airport.

Dr Marc Wagener, managing director of LabCampus, added, “By providing this testing ground at Munich Airport for major players in key industries, we are boosting Bavaria’s appeal and competitiveness as a high-tech location.”

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