Chevrolet's Electric Networked-Vehicle concept may not generate the buzz that Google's latest autonomous car did when it showed up a few months ago. Unlike Google's newly born effort, however, the EN-V's been around since 2010, and version 2.0 of the concept debuted on Sunday at the Intelligent Transport System (ITS) World Congress in Detroit.

Also, where Google's effort looks like a child's drawing of a car, the EN-V 2.0 looks like what would happen if you crossed a ladybird with a Transformer robot. Just check out the wing-like doors, for instance.

Like any concept car, the new EN-V 2.0 may never see real street time. Still, General Motors is using the EN-V 2.0 to explore several tantalising ideas.

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