General Motors

27th January 2017

Driverless hurdles are less what than wherefore?

It is no longer appropriate to call vehicle autonomy futuristic, especially as we see the automotive industry and the corresponding IT industry rapidly approach Level 4 autonomous capabilities. Most...

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20th January 2017

Gazing at the crystal balls of connected cars – Part II

Continued from Part I 3. Legislation and regulation Industry players have got their regulation story straight: guidance, not rules. As was seen in the kerfuffle about the California Department...

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13th January 2017

Gazing at the crystal ball of connected cars – Part I

2016 was a vibrant, productive and profitable year for companies having anything to do with autonomy and connected vehicles. This report examines the current state of the industry and...

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9th December 2016

Cadillac plans to steer clear of driverless cars

If you thought the Super Cruise auto-pilot technology bowing next year on the Cadillac CT6 large luxury sedan signals a future of fully autonomous driving for the luxury brand,...

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18th November 2016

The Big Story: lightweighting innovations

Since the earliest days of the automobile, engineers have liked making big plays with materials. As time goes on, their dreams just seem to get bigger. General Motorslaunched fleets...

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7th November 2016

Weekly Brief: Nationwide US EV charging corridors announced

For all their environmental benefits, electric vehicles (EVs) still have one major drawback – they can't go very far. Sure, the top models now can eek out a range...

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31st October 2016

Weekly Brief: ‘Pigs will fly’ by 2026 according to Uber

Why sit in traffic when you can fly right over it? That's the credo behind Uber's latest initiative, Uber Elevate, which aims to put flying cars on the road...

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17th October 2016

Weekly Brief: Daimler plans to pull the plug on EV charging angst

Research has shown that people greatly dislike manually charging their cars. Some owners live in shared housing estates or apartments where finding a plug is tough. Others are annoyed...

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7th October 2016

Imagination is the only limitation to using vehicle data

Automakers have been severely challenged by the rush to bring mobile devices into the car but connectivity is a feature many consumers cannot live without. Alan Ewing, president and...

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30th September 2016

Soon the driving seat could become a crowded place

We’re about 20% along the path to full autonomous driving, at least as defined by the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers’ famous five-stage progression chart. Although there are...

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26th September 2016

Weekly Brief: US regulators test guidelines boost for autonomous

The US government has just issued comprehensive guidelines governing driverless cars and it's about dang time, many believe. Because for the past two years of self-driving cars have been...

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12th September 2016

Weekly Brief: Ford loads up Chariot for its rideshare ambitions

Well that didn’t take long. Two weeks ago, when Ford announced plans to deliver a fully autonomous vehicle for ridesharing by 2021, it raised the obvious question of, for...

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