NASA plans to start several bases on the Moon with its Artemis program, and astronauts will need a mode of transportation to get around once they arrive.
Lockheed Martin and GM have joined forces for the Lunar Terrain Vehicle, one of a group of robots and vehicles that Artemis will need to explore the lunar surface.
The Lunar Terrain Vehicle concept will utilize self-driving and electric propulsion technology GM has developed for its road cars in order to meet NASA’s specifications: three astronauts and a 1,102 payload on a single charge for at least 1.2 miles. GM has experience on the Moon — GM built the chassis and wheels for the Lunar Roving Vehicles of the Apollo program.
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