GM Chevrolet Bolt motorbike collision

January 2018
Updated: January 2022

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
General Motors
Country: USA
Purpose: Automate steering, acceleration, braking
Technology: Self-driving system
Issue: Safety
Opacity: Black box