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GM relies on cheap battery and all new vehicle platform to bring profitable EVs

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The CEO of General Motors, Mary Barra has given a statement that the company is planning to launch a new family of electric vehicles in 2021 that will cost less to build and make the profit for the automaker. GM is looking to develop an all-new electric vehicle platform that …

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GM plans to test its self-driving cars on the streets of New York

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New York is soon to witness the testing of self-driving cars for the first time. GM and its subsidiary Cruise Automation have applied for the testing their cars in the state, according to some news reports. During the tests, an engineer needs to be present behind the wheels to evaluate …

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GM acquires LIDAR technology company Strobe

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General Motors has emerged as one of the front-runners in developing autonomous cars, the company had last month announced to have built the first mass-producible self-driving car. Accelerating its efforts in this direction the company has now acquired LIDAR technology company Strobe, Inc. The motive behind this acquisition is to …

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Autonomous cars from GM’s Cruise Automation involved in six auto crashes

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During the last month, autonomous cars from GM’s Cruise Automation were involved in 6 auto crashes while testing in California. However, none of these crashes were caused by the self-driving cars of the company. In all the cases the other vehicles were responsible, the company has given this information to …

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GM to introduce two new all-electric vehicles in the next 18 months

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Automakers are moving briskly towards electric vehicles, every day we hear companies coming up with new plans and products to make inroads in this rising EV market, only recently we covered Ford creating a special team to work on electric vehicles and now GM has announced that in the next …

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GM creates world’s first mass-producible self driving car

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Kyle Vogt, GM’s CEO of Cruise Automation has said that his team has created the world’s first mass-producible car designed to operate without a driver.  He wrote on his blog that the car isn’t just a concept design — it has airbags, crumple zones, and comfortable seats. It’s assembled in …

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GM and Cruise Automation have begun beta testing a ride-hailing app

According to reports, GM and Cruise Automation have begun beta testing a ride-hailing app that allows users to be picked up by a self-driving car. The app “Cruise Anywhere” at present is only available to Cruise Automation employees in San Francisco. According to the law at California, a driver is seated …

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GM’s self-driving car division hires two famed car hackers

GM’s self-driving car division has hired two famed car hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek. These hackers had got attention when they hacked a Jeep in 2015 and were able to stop it remotely. These hackers were hired then by Uber. Later Miller joined Didi Chuxing to head security and …

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General Motors working on “over-the-air” (OTA) software updates

According to media reports General Motors is working on “over-the-air” (OTA) software updates which might be introduced before 2020. It is being said that the company will be launching a new EV platform and infotainment system which will be updatable over the air. Till now the company has administered OTA …

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GM’s Cruise automation to foray into HD mapping for driverless cars

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According to some reports, GM’s Cruise Automation has decided to foray into HD mapping. The company for the purpose will be recruiting a leader for a new HD-mapping team. The report says that eventually, the mapping efforts will cover 100 cities. The company is trying to gain an edge over …

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