General Motors

10th August 2017

Cadillac Super Cruise superb step toward autonomy

General Motors joins the saleable autonomous-vehicle market with the launch this fall of the ’18 Cadillac CT6 with available Super Cruise, a hands-free driving technology that is superbly integrated...


24th July 2017

Weekly Brief: Lyft self-driving division closes gap with Uber

Lyft wakes up to the fact that it needs its own self-driving tech to compete in the future of ridesharing. Andrew Tolve reports. Six months of scandals, dustups and...


3rd July 2017

Weekly Brief: VW to make V2V standard on first models in 2019

The waters continue to rise in the V2V revolution. Will VW’s deployment break the dam? Andrew Tolve reports. If the dream of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications comes...


9th June 2017

TU-Automotive Detroit 2017: Day Two – Autonomy to unite human and machine

With autonomous driving securely within carmakers’ grasp, the to-do list is longer than ever. On the second day of the TU-Automotive Detroit Conference 2017, executives debated technology approaches, design...


8th June 2017

TU-Automotive Detroit 2017: Day One – Ecosystem is the word

Certainly, partnerships have always been central to the automotive industry and they're one of the prime drivers of the TU-Automotive Detroit Conference 2017. The fact that, this year, the...


5th June 2017

Weekly Brief: EV investments ignore Trump’s retreat from climate change agreement

The world doubles down on ‘clean’ energy mobility in the face of Donald Trump wanting to leave Paris Climate Agreement. Andrew Tolve reports. President Donald Trump will pull the...


5th May 2017

Automotive mobility depends on ‘smart’ machines

Automakers, start-ups and suppliers are eager to discuss the importance of technology, but they aren’t always in agreement with regard to how it should be used. Artificial intelligence is...


2nd May 2017

Weekly Brief: Waymo starts offering free autonomous trips in Arizona

Google self-driving taxis just came one step closer to fruition. Andrew Tolve reports. Phoenix, Arizona, doesn’t feel like the face of the future. Plopped down in the north eastern...


24th April 2017

Weekly Brief: Toyota beats Tesla to the punch with zero-emissions big rig

Elon Musk asked us to wait until September for a peek at the world’s first zero-emissions articulated truck. Toyota had different plans. Andrew Tolve reports Cars and trucks produce...


18th April 2017

Weekly Brief: GM takes on Tesla with new Super Cruise technology

Cadillac will bring self-driving cars closer to mainstream reality when Super Cruise debuts on the CTS this autumn. Andrew Tolve reports The wait for Super Cruise is finally over....


10th April 2017

Weekly Brief: Daimler promises ‘robotaxis’ in four years

The race to get self-driving vehicles on the road now has a clear finish line. Andrew Tolve reports Human history often turns on a single year: the printing press...


24th March 2017

Choose your weapons in the UBI challenge

As more and more carmakers and telematics service providers (TSPs) move into the motor insurance market, the traditional relationships between car and equipment makers and insurers is being shaken...