Here at Jennings Chevrolet, we’re always excited to see what kind of new technology Chevy is working on. One Chevy vehicle we’ve seen a few updates on lately is the Chevy Bolt. This car is already rather innovative considering it’s one of the only all-electric, long-range vehicles designed for the mass market, but it looks like that’s not quite enough for General Motors. The parent company of Chevy recently announced that it will start testing out a new fleet of completely autonomous Chevy Bolt EVs on the streets of Detroit.
General Motors will become just the second traditional automaker to test out a completely autonomous car on public roads. It’s already worked with this technology at its Warren Technical Center and at the Milford Proving Grounds, but now it can figure out how to build self-driving vehicles that can better deal with conditions that may be found on actual roadways. One of the big issues that this trial could help Chevy learn about is how autonomous cars can handle diverse weather conditions. How does a car that’s reliant on sensors and cameras deal with snow that covers lane markings on the highway? What happens to its sensing capabilities in a torrential downpour? These are things that automakers need to figure out if this technology is ever going to become mainstream.
We hope that Chevy can glean some useful information from these trials and bring this intriguing technology a step closer to reality. In the meantime, these cars on our lot won’t drive themselves! Come visit our Chevy dealership near Chicago, IL and take one of our capable Chevy vehicles for a test drive today. We’ll help you find an amazing new or used car that you’ll love.