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A Slow Ride in the First Self-Driving Chevy Bolt

It doesn’t drive like a human.
The Chevy Bolt, without the sensors. General Motors Co. wouldn’t allow photographs of its first self-driving car.
The Chevy Bolt, without the sensors. General Motors Co. wouldn’t allow photographs of its first self-driving car.Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg
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A test ride in the self-driving Chevrolet Bolt is like going back to driver's ed. The car does indeed drive itself, but it slavishly obeys traffic rules that I forgot even existed.

General Motors Co. made the car available to media and analysts this week, giving outsiders a first-ever peek at its autonomous vehicles. Until now, only GM engineers and the staff at San Francisco-based Cruise Automation, the company's software unit, have been inside one.