GM to Test Autonomous Chevrolet Volts
General Motors CEO Mary Barra and GM Executive Vice President of Global Product Development, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain Mark Reuss talk with media Thursday, Oct. 1. Photo courtesy of GM.
General Motors will launch a fleet of autonomous research Chevrolet Volt battery-electric hybrids at its renovated Warren Technical Center campus, announced the automaker.
Late in 2016, GM employees will be able to reserve the self-driving test vehicles by using a car-sharing app, then select a destination. GM’s autonomous technology will bring the vehicle to its destination and park it, according to the automaker.
The program will provide data and lessons to accelerate the company’s technical capabilities in autonomous vehicles.
During a press conference, Mary Barra, General Motors' CEO, outlined other parts of the company's plan to grow its presence in personal mobility. GM will offer its Super Cruise autonomous driving technology that it has been testing since 2012 on the 2017 Cadillac CT6.
Super Cruise takes control of the vehicle on the highway, so drivers don't need to hold onto the steering wheel, and they can remove their foot from the pedal.