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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06 septembre 2016

Artificial Intelligence Creates Immense Potential for Innovation and Growth in the Car Industry

Artificial Intelligence Creates Immense Potential for Innovation and Growth in the Car Industry LONDON, April 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Digitisation will change the future of cars, challenge traditional business models and create immense potential for innovation. In future, cars will be cognitive – not only will they recognize voices and be able to optimise the journey, they will also incorporate other cognitive technologies of AI - computer vision, machine learning, rules based... [Lire la suite]
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]
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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16 septembre 2015

The autonomous car space is getting more competitive !

The autonomous car space is getting more competitive, with Google no longer the only player. Google recently admitted that its self-driving cars have been involved in 11 accidents in the past six years, but said all collisions were caused by other drivers. Last week, German automotive company, Daimler announced its autonomous 'Future Truck' would be driving itself into real traffic. The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure in Stuttgart, Germany has given the company permission to bring its autonomous 18-wheeler rigs onto the... [Lire la suite]
18 février 2015

Vision at Odds With Automakers

A man drives a Google Inc. self-driving car in front of the company's headquarters in Mountain View, California, U.S., on Sept. 27, 2013. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg Google Inc., with its vision for a future where cars drive themselves, is putting itself at odds with an auto industry that shares its desire for safer, less-congested roads -- yet won’t abide the “driverless” part. The clash pits the Internet giant, public for barely a decade, against companies that spent a century building the machines that put people... [Lire la suite]
27 janvier 2015

Google Has Begun Discussions With Top Automakers On Self-Driving Car

Google has begun discussions with most of the world’s top automakers and has assembled a team of traditional and nontraditional suppliers to speed efforts to bring self-driving cars to market by 2020, a Google executive said. “We’d be remiss not to talk to … the biggest auto manufacturers. They’ve got a lot to offer. For us to jump in and say that we can do this better, that’s arrogant” – Chris Urmson, director of Google’s self-driving car project.  Those manufacturers, he said, include General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co, Toyota... [Lire la suite]