23 juin 2017

GM Buying Self-Driving Tech Startup for More Than $1 Billion

GM Buying Self-Driving Tech Startup for More Than $1 Billion General Motors (GM, -0.15%) this morning announced that it will acquire Cruise Automation, a San Francisco-based developer of autonomous vehicle technology. No financial terms were disclosed, but Fortune has learned from a source close to the situation that the deal is valued at "north of $1 billion," in a combination of cash and stock. Talks between the two companies originally related to a strategic investment by GM in Cruise, which was planning to... [Lire la suite]

13 juin 2017

General Motors EN-V: Electric Segway pod for eco-conscious supervillains

General Motors has taken to the streets with its Electric Networked-Vehicle, or -- wait for it -- EN-V. It's a crazy futuristic two-wheeled pod vehicle developed with Segway, and it looks perfect for supervillains zooming around volcano lairs zapping people. Without damaging the environment, naturally. The EN-V is an evolution of the Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility vehicle, or PUMA. This vehicle will integer ADAS and other smart options. Read more... [Lire la suite]
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13 mai 2017

Tesla’s Self-Driving Car Plan Seems Insane, But It Just Might Work

Tesla’s Self-Driving Car Plan Seems Insane, But It Just Might Work ELON MUSK HAS done it again. The CEO of Tesla Motorsand SpaceX has made an aggressive prediction for his technology, and paired it with an unreasonable deadline. In the past, he’s promised electric cars for everyone and trips to Mars, and built a reputation for achieving those outrageous things, albeit far behind schedule. Now, Musk is pledging that by the end of 2017, he’ll produce a Tesla that can drive itself... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2017

Global ADAS unit shipments in 2020, by OEM (in millions)

Global ADAS unit shipments in 2020, by OEM (in millions)   This statistic illustrates the projected global shipments of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) in cars in 2020, with a breakdown by original equipment manufacturer (OEM). Ford's ADAS shipments are expected to grow to around 14 million units in 2020. Read more : https://www.statista.com/statistics/430012/global-shipments-of-advanced-driver-assistance-systems-by-oem/  
14 août 2016

Cadillac CT6 Offers Rearview Mirror with Video

Cadillac CT6 Offers Rearview Mirror with Video The 2016 Cadillac CT6 luxury sedan offers such advanced safety features as night vision, pedestrian collision mitigation, Surround Vision, and a rear camera mirror just recently approved by federal safety regulators. The available rear camera mirror is designed to provide a better view of what’s behind the car. With just a touch, the driver can activate it and stream HD video through the rearview mirror itself. A camera located at the rear of the vehicle generates the live video... [Lire la suite]
10 juin 2016

The future of personal transport : The driverless, car-sharing road ahead

The future of personal transport The driverless, car-sharing road ahead THE whizzy gadgets for geeks to goggle at during CES, an annual consumer-electronics show in Las Vegas, have typically been small enough to pick up. But they have been joined in recent years by an increasing number of cars. The Detroit motor show, America’s biggest and glitziest, starts later this month, but many in the car industry now regard CES, which opened on January 5th, as a more important event. Mary Barra, GM’s boss, unveiled a new production... [Lire la suite]
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21 avril 2016

GM buys self-driving car kit startup Cruise, plans to use tech to make driverless cars

GM buys self-driving car kit startup Cruise, plans to use tech to make driverless cars Posted Mar 11, 2016 by Sarah Buhr (@sarahbuhr) General Motors (GM) announced today it plans to snap up Cruise Automation, a San Francisco-based startup making sensors that turn regular vehicles into ones that can drive themselves, for an undisclosed sum. The move is part of a big bet for GM in the driverless car industry as several of the major car manufacturers are now racing to implement this type of... [Lire la suite]
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26 mars 2016

GM Has ‘Aggressive’ Plans for Self-Driving Cars

GM Has ‘Aggressive’ Plans for Self-Driving Cars GENERAL MOTORS IS quietly developing autonomous vehicle technology and plans to have a fleet of self-driving Chevrolet Volts roaming the campus of its technical center in suburban Detroit next year. The company has been relatively quiet about the technology, which companies like Google, Tesla Motors, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi have championed with big promises and impressive demonstrations. But General Motors is no stranger to autonomous tech, which is started exploring almost a... [Lire la suite]
10 janvier 2016

Can General Motors 'Pull an F-150' By Standardizing ADAS ?

Can General Motors 'Pull an F-150' By Standardizing ADAS?Anthony Sanfilippo , Benzinga Staff Writer Itay Michaeli, an analyst at Citigroup, gave an update of the automotive industry on Tuesday, saying that General Motors Company GM 1.53% can, "pull of an F-150," to increase their profits. Michaeli's thesis is that, "GM might be uniquely positioned to pull an F-150 by standardizing ADAS ahead of competitors in a way that's profitable, differentiating and possibly brand redefining." "Pulling a F150" refers... [Lire la suite]
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23 octobre 2014

General Motor considers credible Google's threat in the automotive sector

General Motors considers Google as a serious competitor in the car, according to Mark Reuss, product development manager interviewed by Bloomberg. The autonomous car prototype without drive or brake pedal or accelerator presented in late May by Google is taken very seriously by the auto industry "standard". Mark Reuss, product development manager at General Motors, has given notice to the agency Bloomberg on the degree of credibility of his potential rival. General Motors considère Google comme un concurrent sérieux dans... [Lire la suite]
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