GM Chevrolet Bolt motorbike collision

January 2018
Updated: November 2021

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 says 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.

Citing the police report, General Motors says it does not believe its vehicle is to blame.

Operator: General Motors
Developer:
General Motors
Country: USA
Sector:
Automotive
Purpose: Automate steering, acceleration, braking
Technology: Super Cruise
Issue: Safety
Opacity: Black box