Automakers are making leaps and bounds in autonomous car technology every month, but Chevrolet is the clear leader. The autonomous Chevrolet Bolt car fleet will be expanded from 50 to 180 vehicles. The additional 130 Bolts will boast updated cameras, sensors, and hardware from models currently testing in three major cities.
There are currently 50 self-driving Chevrolet Bolts testing on the roadways of San Francisco, Detroit, and Scottsdale. Data generated and collected by those models have resulted in updated technology as Chevrolet continues to lead the pack in the race to produce autonomous vehicles.
The addition of 130 electric vehicles to the autonomous Chevrolet Bolt fleet isn’t the only update the automaker has made. General Motors plans to triple the staff of Cruise Automation, a self-driving software startup purchased last year, to 150 people. That team will continue to expand by another 1,100 people over the next five years.
While the autonomous Chevrolet Bolt is still in the testing phase, the Orion Assembly Plant is geared for production. As a result, General Motors currently stands as the only automaker capable of mass-producing autonomous vehicles.
“…no other company today has the unique and necessary combination of technology, engineering and manufacturing ability to build autonomous vehicles at scale,” said Mary Barra, GM CEO and Chairman.
We here at Tom Naquin Chevrolet are happy to see the autonomous Chevrolet Bolt continuing to lead the industry!