The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn announced Tuesday it has acquired one of the first self driving vehicles developed by General Motors. This will be the first autonomous vehicle to be displayed at the Ford Museum.

This modified, pre-production electric Chevrolet Bolt, made its debut on the streets of San Francisco in 2016. marking  a major development in self-driving "technology and was one of GM’s first test vehicles to operate on public roads autonomously,"  according to a release on the museum's website.

“Self-driving capabilities will fundamentally change our relationship with the automobile,” said Patricia Mooradian, president and CEO, The Henry Ford.

“Autonomous vehicles will change people’s lives forever, just as the automobile itself did more than a hundred years ago,” said Mark Reuss, president of General Motors. “The Henry Ford is a treasured institution where past and present innovations are documented and displayed, and GM is proud to provide our autonomous test vehicle to serve as an inspiration to the innovators of tomorrow.” - Henry Ford Museum release

 

The Chevy Bolt is on display next to a 1959 Cadillac El Dorado at the entrance to the Driving America exhibit at the American Innovation Museum.