In the second phase of funding, 11 companies have chipped $11 million to fund mCity, a self-driving car testing ground in Ann Arbor, Mich.

The consortium of financiers includes Ford, GM, Honda, and Toyota, who have each committed $1 million to fund research and expand the site over the next three years. Other participating companies include insurer State Farm, Verizon, Econolite Group Inc. and LG, who all have vested interests in developing self-driving technology. All are considered members of mCity’s “Leadership Circle,” a distinction given to its leading companies.

Other participatory companies chipping lesser funds are known as “affiliate members”, coming from a wide range of sectors including chips, hardware, data acquisition, and manufacturing.

“mCity has quickly risen to be one of Michigan’s strongest assets and a national leader in autonomous vehicle research and development,” said Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan. “The State of Michigan clearly sees the value in having the facility and research in our mobility ecosystem, but the private sector is continuing to show support and interest in the advancements that come from the facility, as well. I congratulate Mcity on their continued partnerships and outstanding success.”

mCity is a simulated, 32-acre city located at the University of Michigan’s North Campus Research Complex. It is a ghost town with mechanical pedestrians, road networks, signals, and more than 40 simulated sites such as buildings and parked cars. It also features a four-lane highway and plenty of construction barriers to mimic harsh driving conditions. Many road surfaces are also represented, such as concrete, asphalt, brick, and dirt. Even real-world conditions are emphasized with shabby road signs and other visible damage to structures.

First opened in the summer of 2015, it has quickly become a hub for automakers and tech companies to conduct self-driving research. Its portfolio of work comprises of $20 million across 40 research projects, with total investment expected to pass $100 million by 2020.

Professionals, faculty, and students have also contributed to its research, with new capabilities added to the facilities such as improved traffic infrastructures and new means of testing augmented reality testing. It is also a goal to have technology serve the actual campus, with an upcoming plan to launch a driverless shuttle on the University of Michigan’s North Campus.

This move follows earlier investments at other Michigan sites, such as Hyundai’s $5 million infusion into the 23-acre American Center for Mobility at Ypsilanti, a testing and product development site 10 miles away that has been likened to a sister city. More companies are also expected to fund Mcity in the upcoming months.