GM starts testing self-driving Chevrolet Bolt EVs on San Francisco roads

GM starts testing self-driving Chevrolet Bolt EVs

Bigwig automaker General Motors (GM) has commenced the testing of its self-driving Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles (EVs) on San Francisco roads.

The commencement of the on-road testing of GM's self-driving Chevrolet Bolt EVs in San Francisco is an upshot of the automaker's March 2016 acquisition of Cruise Automation, and its $500 million investment in Lyft ridesharing company. The Cruise Automation acquisition enabled GM to bolster its self-driving portfolio.

The disclosure that GM's self-driving Chevrolet Bolt EVs have hit the roads in San Francisco was made by Cruise Automation via a recent post on its old website.

In the website post, cruise Automation has revealed that it has begun testing GM Chevrolet Bolt EVs equipped with its self-driving technology on the San Francisco streets. In addition, Cruise has also listed job openings for engineers willing to work in San Francisco.

The testing of GM's self-driving Chevrolet Bolt EVs in San Francisco will apparently unfold two key advantages for the automaker. Firstly, it will allow GM to test its self-driving software on the roads of a busy city for subsequent use in passenger vehicles; and, secondly, it will prove the feasibility of ridesharing using self-driving vehicles.

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