Published November 09, 2012
Chevy’s next car is a self-driving, six-passenger convertible that’s only available in Florida.
Don’t expect to go very far in it, though, the open-top transport is part of the refurbished Test Track exhibit in Walt Disney World’s Epcot theme park.
First opened in 1999, the Chevrolet-sponsored attraction has been fully reengineered with state of the art equipment to offer visitors the virtual experience of designing, testing and marketing a car of their creation.
After designing their car, truck or crossover on a computer, guests will bring it with them to the test track through the use of RFID technology, where it’s capability, efficiency, responsiveness, and power will be evaluated while they go for an actual ride that encompasses several different surfaces and reaches speeds of up to 65 mph.
A computerized racing simulation follows, along with the production of a commercial for the vehicle.
Aside from the marketing opportunity the attraction offers Chevrolet, the company hopes the experience will inspire kids to enter the world of automotive design and engineering.
The new Test Track opens to the public on December 6th.