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General Motors to hire 700 engineers in Ontario

They will work on self-driving cars at a new R&D centre By ,

General Motors will hire around 700 engineers to work on self-driving cars and autonomous driving technologies at expanded research and development facilities in Oshawa and Markham, Ontario, Bloomberg reports.

“We selected Canada for this expansion because of its clear capacity for innovation, proven talent, and strong ecosystem of great universities, startups and innovative suppliers,” GM Executive Vice President Mark Reuss said in a statement.

The additional engineers will develop various safety and connected-car systems as well as driver control and infotainment features.