Nissan Motor Co. is testing self-driving cars at one of its plants in Japan that can tow vehicles on a trailer to the wharf for loading on transport ships.
Toyota plans to reveal a new version of America's top-selling sedan next month at a time when U.S. buyers are moving away from cars toward SUVs and trucks.
The debut of the self-driving truck on Thursday is part of Ohio's $15 million investment in advanced self-driving highway technology.
A self-driving truck is scheduled to hit the road in central Ohio in conjunction with an announcement about new state investments to support researching that kind of transportation technology.
While the Bolt won't have advanced features such as Telsa's Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system - an extra charge in the Model 3 - it's no tech slouch.