GM Expands Autonomous Vehicle Testing

Aug 16, 2016 12:35 PM ET

GM’s Cruise Automation team is now testing the Chevrolet Bolt EV autonomous vehicle on roads in Scottsdale, Arizona. The state of Arizona supports such research and development, and provides a fitting environment to test in high temperature and desert conditions. Testing is also underway in San Francisco.

GM acquired Cruise Automation, based in San Francisco, to leverage its deep software talent and rapid development capability to further accelerate GM’s development of autonomous vehicle technology. 

GM believes fully autonomous vehicles can bring customers significant benefits in terms of greater convenience, lower cost and improved safety for their daily mobility needs. The company continues to make progress on previously announced plans related to an integrated on-demand autonomous network with Lyft. 

Follow Cruise Automation for updates on the progression of autonomous technologies in GM vehicles.