General Motors

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


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...


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...


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...


23rd March 2020

Weekly Brief: Automotive’s Virus Lockdown a Time to Reflect

The threat of a widespread lockdown across the automotive industry turned into a reality last week, as the coronavirus continued to unleash chaos around the world. All major automakers...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


19th March 2020

Automakers’ Control Over Software Outweighs the Risks

As with any technology, the ability to develop software in-house means that the developer, in this case the automaker, can control the ecosystem. Additionally, systems developed in-house provide a...


16th March 2020

Weekly Brief: Virus ‘Silver Lining’ Could End Auto’s Dependency on China

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads around the world with frightening speed, the automotive industry has braced itself for what could be a long and costly disruption to operations. Some...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


10th March 2020

Can Voice Assistants Open On-Board Revenue Flood Gates?

Nomi is reputed to be one of the world’s most adorable in-vehicle virtual assistant. Whether you think that’s a good thing depends to a great extent on where you...

By Susan Kuchinskas


6th March 2020

BlackBerry’s Pitch for Driverless Dominance

The technological world is littered with companies that once sold ‘The Hot New Thing’. When technology and trends moved on, though, these businesses were left behind. One such company...

By Eric Volkman

5th March 2020

GM’s Soft Pouch Batteries Promise Low Cost Power Boost

General Motors is basing its future BEV strategy on battery packs of soft pouch construction it claims will cut production costs and boost range to 400 miles. Using Ultium...


24th February 2020

Weekly Brief: Tesla Rides Crest of Electrification Wave

Tesla’s newest vehicle, the Model Y crossover SUV, finally received its certification from the US Environmental Protection Agency last week. The Model Y’s range came in at 315 miles...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


10th February 2020

Weekly Brief: US Regulator Allows First Driverless Vehicle Without Mirrors

Dropping a side-view mirror may not sound like much. Heck, if you drive in a major city like New York, Paris or London, side-view mirrors get dropped all the...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve