Chapter 49. Fuel Cell and Drive-By-Wire Cars: General Motors Hy-wire

If the Segway HT can be thought of as reinventing single-person transportation, the GM Hy-wire can be thought of as reinventing the entire automobile, and perhaps even the entire automotive industry. Using hydrogen fuel cells for power combined with drive-bywire technology for human operation, it is redefining what’s possible for tomorrow’s cars. This breakthrough technology will enable the cars of the future to be more environmentally friendly, safer, customizable, and easier to drive.

The Hy-wire was first introduced in late 2002 at the Paris Motor Show. With the two innovations of hydrogen fuel cells and drive-bywire technology combined into a single working prototype, it radically ...

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