This is the First Self Driving Chevy and it’s Coming Sooner Rather Than Later by Michael Accardi July 19, 2016 Share Comments Meet the first driverless Chevrolet Bolt… According to Pam Fletcher, executive chief engineer of autonomous tech at GM, Chevy will debut its first self driving car through the Lyft ride-sharing service sooner than we expect. “We have not made that announcement yet, but what I would say is this is all coming much faster than people anticipate, so I’ll say that much. We have been transparent about that,” she said. “We are working on an on-demand ride-sharing network with Lyft, it’s not something we are thinking about, it’s something we are very much readying for consumer use.” She also said electric vehicles are more logical from an autonomous standpoint. “They (EVs) operate very smoothly, they operate very quietly, seamlessly, and so you can create this very positive experience inside the car,” she said. “People they want that, they want to get in the car and for it to feel like a cocoon, so they can take a nap or have a conference.” It’s believed that GM and Lyft could begin testing self-driving Bolts on public roads before year end.