Skip to main content

GM's Prototype EN-V: The Next-Gen People Mover

While CES is generally packed full of computing devices and other electronics, GM was demonstrating one of its concept vehicles that could give a peek at the future of transport.

A fully working demo of the EN-V, short for Electric Networked Vehicle, is GM's vision of the future of urban personal mobility. Using a driving course set up outside of the Las Vegas Convention Center, GM demonstrated the autonomous driving capabilities of EN-V, including a feature that would allow the vehicles to park themselves and automatically return to the user when summoned from a smartphone application.

At less than half the length of a Smart ForTwo six EN-Vs can fit into a standard American parking space while oneself-balancing two-wheeled EN-V provides interior space for two passengers.  Using its sophisticated sensing technology, EN-V can detect obstacles in its path, including pedestrians or other vehicles, and automatically come to a stop.

The EN-V was also happy to work inside a ballroom of the Wynn hotel. We thought it was more interesting seeing it indoors. Check it out below:

Following CES, the EN-V vehicles will be on static display at North American International Auto Show in Detroit and make selected appearances around the United States.