General Motors (GM)

14th September 2020

Weekly Brief: Chasing Tesla, GM Takes Risk on EV Start-Up Nikola

The funding frenzy in the electric vehicle industry intensified last week as General Motors took a $2Bn, 11% equity stake in EV start-up Nikola. Nikola burst onto the scene...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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10th September 2020

GM Wireless Battery Management Step Towards Wireless Charging?

General Motors is taking the plunge into committing all of its future BEVs to host wireless battery management capabilities. The move does, however, raise the specter of this being...

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1st May 2020

Judging the Insurance Risks of Connected Cars

Connected cars are here and will only get more connected as the industry players vie for control of the user’s data. “Most, if not all vehicles built today and...

By Olena Kagui

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14th April 2020

Weekly Brief: Virus ‘Rationalizing’ Could Repeat Auto Brand Extinction

US stocks delivered a blistering rally last week, as the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose more than 25% into a full-blown bull market. Automakers shared...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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30th March 2020

Weekly Brief: Carmakers’ Switch to Respirator Production Gives Us All Hope

A week after shutting down their manufacturing operations owing to the coronavirus pandemic, many carmakers found themselves planning to re-open their factories last week. However, this time they plan...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

3rd February 2020

Weekly Brief: Super Bowl Sees Carmakers Push EV and AV

The Super Bowl is the biggest night in American sports. It’s also a barometer for what brands really care about, what they want to project as their future and...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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30th December 2019

Weekly Brief: Reinvention Key to Automotive Revolution in 2020s

With the end of the decade comes the end of an era for electric vehicles. That’s what Tesla found out last week when the US government announced it will...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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7th August 2019

Why Carmakers Struggle to Attract Cyber-Security Talent

You don’t need to be a computer nerd or security wonk to realize that our world needs better defenses against cyber-attacks. Nearly every month, it seems, there is another...

By Eric Volkman

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6th August 2019

Consumers Remain Distant From Driverless Tipping Point

There is no true progress without resistance and there are fewer technologies progressing faster than assisted driving. For proof, look no further than the driverless car pilot project General...

By Eric Volkman

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13th June 2019

What the Autonomous Industry Should Learn from Boeing

Boeing’s 737 Max disasters should be a wake-up call for the automotive industry. As we move through advanced driver safety to autonomous systems, there are troubling analogies with commercial...

By Susan Kuchinskas

29th April 2019

Weekly Brief: China Propels Hydrogen Into Auto Mainstream

Hydrogen fuel cell technology has solidified an important new ally in the Chinese government. Last week word came out of Beijing that China is committed to investing in, promoting...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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EV Auto-Charging Tech Debuts on GM’s Ride-Sharing Service
16th April 2019

EV Auto-Charging Tech Debuts on GM’s Ride-Sharing Service

GM’s service allowing non-car owners to drive for ride-sharing businesses is being used to launch North America’s first ‘automatic’ electric vehicle charging technology. Maven Gig is being used for...

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