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The Bolt Is GM’s Future

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The Bolt Is GM’s Future

2017 Chevrolet Bolt

2017 Chevrolet Bolt (Credit: Chevrolet)

Curious what the future of GM holds? Look no further than the all-new Bolt.

A report from Automotive News points out that what’s going on with the electric car signals the direction the entire company will take. It’s not the electric powertrain that’s the focus. Instead, it’s the fact that each Bolt will roll off the assembly line ready for autonomous operation.

Self-driving Bolts are hitting the streets of the Detroit area first thing. This is a big move, giving GM a big playground to try out the new tech.

Michigan driving conditions should really push autonomous tech far. Because the systems rely on sensors which can struggle when snow or ice covers the road, this should be interesting. Add to that the notorious potholes in the Motor City, and the self-driving cars might not even know how to navigate the streets.

Lyft is going to be using the autonomous Bolts to shuttle people around the area. Last year, GM sunk $500 million into Lyft, and this is the first big project the two have collaborated on.

It sounds like an increasing number of GM models will come with autonomous tech right out of the factory. Will this include the Corvette and Camaro?

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