Munich Airport LabCampus chosen by Argo AI for testing activities

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The LabCampus innovation center being built at Munich Airport reports that it has reached its next major milestone: autonomous driving developer Argo AI will be using the facility and its surrounding area for testing and development of its vehicles.

Argo 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 are to 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 thinktank 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, CEO 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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