GM Chevrolet Bolt motorbike collision

Occurred: January 2018

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Motorcyclist Oscar Nillson is suing General Motors after an autonomous Chevrolet Bolt electric prototype collided in a street in San Francisco, knocking him off his bike and leaving him with injuries to his neck and shoulder.

GM said in its accident report that its vehicle had been changing lanes when the gap ahead closed, forcing it to re-centre itself in the original lane. Meantime the motocyclist, who was coming from behind at a faster speed, moved into the car's way. 

In June 2018, General Motors settled with Nilsson, without admitting fault. Details of the settlement were not disclosed.

Operator: General Motors  
Developer: General Motors  
Country: USA  
Sector: Automotive
Purpose: Automate steering, acceleration, braking
Technology: Self-driving system
Issue: Safety
Transparency: Governance; Black box; Legal