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PHOTO CAPTION: Chevrolet Spark EV will be used in Google ride-share pilot program.

Google, GM Plan Ride-Share Tests with Chevy Spark EV

Battery-powered Spark EV was chosen for the program because of its "small footprint," along with its four-passenger cabin, energy efficiency, handling agility and connectivity.

Published: 23-May-2014

DETROIT — General Motors and Google are conducting a ride-sharing pilot program using the 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV, the automaker said in its latest sustainability report released on Monday.

The pilot program is taking place on Google’s main campus in Mountain View, California.

"This learning pilot combines commuting data, analytics, telematics, navigation and smartphones to run a smart, real-time system that mixes and matches drivers, riders and cars during morning and evening commutes," GM said in the report. "Convenience through door-to-door service and flexible scheduling are key goals."

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