The GM AUTOnomy shown at the 2002 Detroit Auto Show was
the first vehicle to be designed and built exclusively
with fuel cell power
in mind. The AUTOnomy also incorporated drive-by-wire
technology, this means the major controls of the car such
as steering, braking and acceleration are controlled electronically
rather than mechanically.
The AUTOnomy is built on a common chassis onto which any
number of different bodies can be attached, the chassis
also holds the bulk of the essential running components
meaning the bodies themselves are rather light and can
be changed easily.
In theory AUTOnomy owners could purchase several different
bodies which can then be attached to the skateboard like
chassis to suit the needs of the owner at that time.
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