General Motors

28th September 2020

Weekly Brief: Battery War Ramps Up as Tesla Plans In-House Production

At his much-hyped “Battery Day” event in Fremont, California, Elon Musk revealed Tesla plans to start manufacturing its own in-house battery dubbed the 4680. The battery is significantly larger...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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31st August 2020

Weekly Brief: Automakers Must Stop Marketing ‘Dangerous’ Automated Tech

A Tesla driver traveling westbound on US Highway 64 in Nash County, North Carolina, slammed his Model S into a sheriff’s car last week. The force of the impact...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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25th August 2020

AV Regulation Crucial to Consumer Acceptance

The auto industry is fast approaching a regulatory crossroads that could waylay its trip towards producing and selling fully autonomous vehicles. The lack of standardization, especially regarding safety, is...

By Robert Gray

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20th August 2020

Driverless Tech Finding New Life in Old Data

Testing connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) in the real world is said to be the gold standard for being able to collate data to improve them. However, for much...

By Graham Jarvis

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17th August 2020

Carmaker Challenges with the Everything Connected Vehicle

The increasing breadth of connectivity in vehicles can bring valuable features to automakers and consumers alike. Chief among these are the enabling of proactive and predictive performance and maintenance...

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17th August 2020

Weekly Brief: Michigan’s AV-Only Highway is the Right Direction

The state of Michigan plans to build a self-driving car corridor from Detroit to Ann Arbor. Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer held a press conference last week to lay out...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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31st July 2020

GM Flies the ICE Flag with Latest Small-Block V8

Amid all the headline-grabbing electrified powertrains being launched, General Motor’s unveils a new small-block ICE to make traditionalist hearts swell. Following in the footsteps of Detroit’s finest engines, the...

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18th May 2020

Weekly Brief: Delusional Musk Won’t Stop the Virus-Savvy Innovators

After a month of stalled assembly lines and shuttered factories, the North American automotive industry is coming back to life. Carmakers began to reopen their factories last week as...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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12th May 2020

BEVs in the Automotive’s New Normal

The coronavirus epidemic could not have come at a worse time for the growth of the EV market. The pandemic has shut factories, stalled innovation, disrupted supply chains and...

By Siegfried Mortkowitz

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5th May 2020

Automakers Agree Driverless Tech Definitions

Despite a recent retreat from driverless technology, automakers have at least agreed some definitions around what constitutes an autonomous vehicle. With the twin pressures of the enduringly high cost...

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27th April 2020

In-Car Payments Set to Explode With Autonomous Adoption

The opportunities for in-car payments and revenue streams are extensive but will depend on a comprehensive network of partnerships between financial institutions, commercial businesses and the carmakers themselves. More...

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3rd April 2020

GM and Honda Team Up to Accelerate BEV Output

General Motors and Honda have teamed-up in production to boost both companies’ chances of developing the next generation BEVs. The agreement will see the pair use GM’s global EV...

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