General Motors

21st March 2016

Weekly Brief: Carmakers pledge to make AEB standard by 2022

Safety organisations claim that automatic emergency brakes (AEB) would save an estimated 10,000 lives a year in the US if they were standard across all new cars. That’s nearly...

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14th March 2016

Weekly Brief: GM pays more than $1Bn for start-up Cruise Automation

Most New Year’s resolutions make it a day or two. A few last a month. Even fewer reach Spring. Congratulations to General Motors (GM), then, which set out to...

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15th February 2016

Weekly Brief: US government says computers can replace humans as ‘the driver’

Roses are red, violets are blue, self-driving cars are legal and coming to a street near you. Love, NHTSA Okay, so maybe the US federal government didn’t phrase it...

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12th February 2016

Wealthy drivers cannot sustain Indian connectivity alone

India manufactures about 3M cars a year and half a million of them are exported, claims Kumar Kandaswami, senior director of Deloitte India. His research finds that 60% of...

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29th September 2015

Connectivity, the key to restoring consumer trust

Volkswagen Group has been caught cheating emissions testing and has recalled nearly 500,000 vehicles in the US while also admitting there are 11M worldwide that carry the ‘defeat device’...

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4th September 2015

Insurance Telematics USA 2015 Day II: Rummaging through the keys to UBI success

Big data – and what to do with it – were top of mind on day two of the conference. How much data is enough? How good does it...

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3rd September 2015

Insurance Telematics USA 2015 Day I: Still many ways to skin the UBI cat

Insurers have reached huge milestones in terms of partnerships and acquisitions, as well as introducing new products into the market. Yet, there are still roadblocks ahead: autonomous cars and...

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13th August 2015

Why should the connected car mollycoddle its owner?

Four years ago I had the pleasure of being invited to cover the iconic Le Mans 24-hours race in France as a guest of Eugene Kaspersky, the malware expert...

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6th August 2015

More than 1Bn customer interactions recorded by OnStar

Launched 19 years ago to automatically place a call from the vehicle when an air bag deployed, OnStar today remotely unlocks doors, loads driving directions directly to the vehicle,...

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28th July 2015

Chevy invests $5Bn in connected vehicles tailored for emerging markets

Its Chevrolet brand has announced the huge investment to strengthen its business in what it sees as global growth markets. An all-new vehicle family is planned in a bid...

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30th June 2015

Aiming for a Star risks taking your feet off the Earth

A quick tour of the new OnStar European command centre in Luton, England, sounded echoes of the well-established global base of the Renaissance Center in Detroit except, as yet,...

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Auto Mobility in the Boardrooms of Ford, GM and Kia
29th August 2014

Auto Mobility in the Boardrooms of Ford, GM and Kia

Flight Centre Limited (FLT) has unveiled plans to launch its Corporate Traveller brand to the market as part of a strategy to improve its business travel market share and...

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