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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Next Year, GM Employees Might Ride Autonomous Chevy Volts To Work, no word on the power to charge them.




Next Year, GM Employees Might Ride Autonomous Chevy Volts To Work, no word on the power to charge them. (Popsci).

Beginning in late fall 2016, if you’re lucky enough to visit the Warren Technical Center campus of General Motors, in Michigan, you might your shuttle quite intriguing: a 2017 Chevrolet Volt, driving itself.

The automaker plans to deploy a fleet of Volt extended range electric cars to drive people autonomously within the campus.

To use the service, employees would use a smartphone application, reserving the vehicle and then selecting a destination. Using autonomous technology under development, the vehicle would then pick up the employee, bring them to the destination, and then park the vehicle.

The program will serve as a rapid-development laboratory to provide data and lessons to accelerate the company’s technical capabilities in autonomous vehicles,” said the automaker yesterday, in a press release accompanying a Global Business Conference Call.

The completely new, second-generation Chevrolet Volt makes its debut for the 2016 model year and will be arriving to dealerships very soon. In the 2016 Chevy Volt, which we've found a lot more refined as well as somewhat sportier and pleasant-driving, Chevy has boosted its all-electric range to 53 miles (83.6Km), while it gets 42 mpg (67.5Km/G) when running solely on power from the 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. Hmmm.....Can't help but wonder where and how they'll find the power to charge a complete electric car park in the US, Not counting Alaska. Read the full story here.

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