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I was walking around Scottsdale AZ last Thursday and saw an autonomous Bolt driving around with 4 Chevy nerds add passengers. First bolt I've ever seen and an autonomous one no less.
 

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I was walking around Scottsdale AZ last Thursday and saw an autonomous Bolt driving around with 4 Chevy nerds add passengers. First bolt I've ever seen and an autonomous one no less.
Not surprising to hear that this was spotted in AZ. CA recently cracked down on Tesla, and presumably all manufacturers testing autonomous drive vehicles imposing, or enforcing existing, restrictions. The Governor of AZ said "hey, come to our state and do your testing on our roads" in resposnse.

I've been a car guy for a lot of years and enjoy driving. Being able to use ACC and experience the electric drive of the Volt, I now look forward to the time where I can just get in a vehicle and let it take me where I want without me driving it.
 

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I'm excited about this for the simple fact that it means, at a minimum, we'll hopefully get auto-adjusting cruise control. Unless that's already in the Bolt and I've simply missed that section of the manual...
 

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Autonomy will be commercially available within the year I imagine.
That seems awfully optimistic to me. I suspect it will be trialed for some time with ride share services before it becomes available to the general public. And despite the apparently good performance shown in that video it's still a huge question how well existing autonomous systems can cope with nighttime, rain, snow, etc.
 

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I'm excited about this for the simple fact that it means, at a minimum, we'll hopefully get auto-adjusting cruise control. Unless that's already in the Bolt and I've simply missed that section of the manual...
The Bolt's EV Chief Engineer Josh Tavel outright said they didn't want to do ACC because it would require blended brakes...Both Josh and GM marketing are championing the one pedal driving experience...

That seems awfully optimistic to me. I suspect it will be trialed for some time with ride share services before it becomes available to the general public. And despite the apparently good performance shown in that video it's still a huge question how well existing autonomous systems can cope with nighttime, rain, snow, etc.
Completely agree...
 

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The Bolt's EV Chief Engineer Josh Tavel outright said they didn't want to do ACC because it would require blended brakes...Both Josh and GM marketing are championing the one pedal driving experience...
I'm greatly enjoying the one pedal setup; but...what's the connection between that and ACC? And, why would ACC need to use "blended brakes" (I'm guessing that means both regen and disc, right?) Is the logic that ACC can't solely rely on regen braking to deal with changes in distance?
 
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