2016 General Motors First-Generation Self-Driving Test Vehicle

Summary

General Motors tested a series of autonomous vehicles in San Francisco, California, and Scottsdale, Arizona, in 2016. These cars, developed with GM subsidiary Cruise Automation and based on the Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle, used a combination of cameras, radar and lidar sensors, cellular and GPS antennas, and powerful computers to drive themselves on public streets in both cities.

General Motors tested a series of autonomous vehicles in San Francisco, California, and Scottsdale, Arizona, in 2016. These cars, developed with GM subsidiary Cruise Automation and based on the Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle, used a combination of cameras, radar and lidar sensors, cellular and GPS antennas, and powerful computers to drive themselves on public streets in both cities.

Artifact

Automobile

Date Made

2016

Driving America
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driving America

Object ID

2018.141.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of General Motors Corporation.

Material

Plastic
Metal

Color

White (Color)
Black (Color)
Silver (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 82.5 in

Width: 82 in

Length: 164 in

Inscriptions

on front and back: 01 on front of proper left and right sides: BOLT EV

Specifications

Base car, Make & Model: pre-production 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Maker: General Motors Corporation, Detroit, Michigan

Motor: DC, permanent magnet

Batteries: 288 cells, 350 volts

Height: 82.5 inches

Wheelbase: 102.5 inches

Width: 82 inches

Overall length: 164 inches

Weight: 3968 pounds

Horsepower: 200

Pounds per horsepower: 19.8

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