Two sources familiar with General Motors’ new plans, have just revealed that the company is planning to deploy thousands of self-driving electric cars in test fleets in partnership with ride sharing affiliate Lyft, beginning in 2018.
If this does happen, it would go down as the largest test of fully autonomous vehicles by a major automaker before the year 2020.
One of the sources siad that most of the specially equipped versions of the Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle will be used by Lyft, which will test them in its ride sharing fleet in several states.
General Motors has not announced the plans yet but on Friday stated, “We do not provide specific details on potential future products or technology rollout plans. We have said that our AV technology will appear in an on-demand ride sharing network application sooner than you might think.”
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