autonomous Platform SURUS.
A new report from the american press confirms what many already expected, General Motors will activate its defense division, GM Defense, intended to develop and commercialize technology mainly for the bodies of the american army.
In recent years, GM has filed two prototypes, animated by the technology of hydrogen fuel cells, the last of them during the last quarter of last year and with clear military purposes. But it has not been up to that has been discovered on the registration of a new logo for this division which have taken force rumors that pointed to the revival of the defunct GM Defense.
According to appointment Automotive News, this division will be fully operational by the end of this year and its main task will be to develop vehicles and technology of defense, although no one really knows what projects they may be working currently, in addition to the prototypes already presented.
Chevrolet Colorado ZH2.
At the beginning of October 2016 Chevrolet presented the prototype of the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2, a variant something more strong of the pick-up means of the brand, with numerous changes and an aspect clearly military. Although its primary innovation was its mechanical, electrical, powered by the electricity generated by a hydrogen fuel cell. This was presented on the occasion of the annual meeting of the Association of the Army of the united States and sported a decoration of camouflage is very eye-catching.
In principle, it is thought that this was just a concept to show off at the event, but just a year later, in October of 2017, GM desvelaba the new platform SURUS (Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure) equipped with a driving system autonomous and also powered by hydrogen fuel cell. SURUS is a structure that serves as a common base for multiple types of vehicles, thanks to a system of modules, can accommodate in its upper part different containers with various functions, like the load platform of a truck.
it Is clear that GM wants to capitalize on its efforts in the field of hydrogen fuel cells and driving systems autonomous with this new division, which closed in 2003 when it was sold to General Dynamics 1,100 million dollars.