... vision of what the future of auto-mobility may become and as such offers ... Revealed January 2002 at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) ...
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With AUTOnomy, an almost endless variety of affordable, all-wheel-drive vehicles could be built from a limited number of common chassis - possibly as few as two or three - emitting only water from the tailpipe and using renewable energy.
It looks like an ordinary Opel Astra, one of Europe’s most popular compact sedans. But slip into the driver’s seat and you quickly realize there’s something a bit unusual about this high-tech prototype. The oddly shaped steering wheel is probably the first clue, though the lack of foot pedals is a definite giveaway. The particular Astra TheCarConnection had the chance to drive at California’s Buttonwood racetrack uses the latest in so-called “drive-by-wire” technology, and could very well be a sign of things to come.
Overview: The Sequel, about the size of a Cadillac SRX, is the first fuel cell vehicle that achieves 0-60 mph in under 10 seconds and has a 300-mile range. Unequaled control on snow and ice, or uneven terrain. 42-percent more torque for unparalleled acceleration. Shorter braking distance than an equal size vehicle
Sequel’s sophisticated by-wire system replaces the mechanical and hydraulic linkages of conventional vehicles with electrical wires and actuators. This means fewer parts to wear out, and because by-wire systems work like a fast computer, Sequel has enhanced accelerating, braking and overall handling.
Jan, 2005 - The New York Times
G.M. unveiled the Chevrolet Sequel,
that runs on a hydrogen fuel cell, and employs the
Platform architecture Larry Burns has been spearheading.