GM is the first company to use mass-production methods for autonomous vehicles.
General Motors built 130 Chevrolet Bolt EV test vehicles equipped with the company’s next generation of self-driving technology at its Orion Assembly Plant, located in Orion Township, Michigan. The vehicles will join the more than 50 current-generation self-driving Bolt EVs already deployed in testing fleets.
“This production milestone brings us one step closer to making our vision of personal mobility a reality,” said GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra. “Expansion of our real-world test fleet will help ensure that our self-driving vehicles meet the same strict standards for safety and quality that we build into all of our vehicles.”
The self-driving Bolt EVs feature the latest array of equipment, including LIDAR, cameras, sensors and other hardware designed to accelerate development of a safe and reliable fully autonomous vehicle.