New Clemson Vehicle Assembly Center Fosters Student Innovation and Development

In 2003, BMW partnered with Clemson University in South Carolina to establish the International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR). Since then, we have invested heavily in research and development efforts being carried out between automotive researchers, students, and manufacturers there.

This February, we opened the Clemson Vehicle Assembly Center—a new, 4,000-square-foot facility equipped with a full vehicle assembly line, joining lab, sub-assembly lab, embedded devices lab, collaborative robotics center and autonomous factory vehicles. The center will initially allow for 100 students to participate in both developing and learning advanced manufacturing techniques, with plans for future growth.

With the BMW Group’s largest manufacturing facility located nearby in Spartanburg, we believe that investing in centers like this one is paramount to continue developing innovative manufacturing techniques and training the next generation of employees in our industry.   

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