GM offers new connected car solution

General Motors has announced it is contributing a vehicle services definition called “uServices” to the automotive software developer community. uServices aims to standardise software interfaces to securely access vehicle systems from anywhere in a manufacturer’s vehicle ecosystem. This standardised interface and associated programming model enables efficient development of distributed software required by Software Defined Vehicles. […]

GM announces Ultra Cruise – safe deployment of hands-free technology

American carmaker General Motors has announced that Ultra Cruise, the company’s next-generation advanced driver assistance system designed to ultimately enable hands-free driving in 95% of all driving scenarios. The company says it will have a 360-degree view of the vehicle through a unique sensor suite when it launches on the Cadillac CELESTIQ, explaining that GM’s Ultra […]

INRIX offers smart road safety solution with General Motors

Mobility analytics and connected car services company INRIX has teamed up with General Motors to offer their Safety View by GM Future Roads & INRIX to transport planners in the US. The cloud-based application provides officials with critical insights using crash, vehicle, vulnerable road user, and US Census data, to help prioritise and measure the […]

GM patents anti-motion sickness tech for driverless vehicles

General Motors has filed a patent application for anti-motion sickness technology for autonomous vehicles. The website Motor Authority reports that in the application, filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, GM notes that even if autonomous vehicles proliferate, people may still be hesitant to ride in them. Previous research suggests people may need […]

Cruise offers driverless car trip so to public in San Francisco

General Motors’ driverless subsidiary Cruise is offering people in San Francisco a chance to ride in a driverless taxi. Residents and visitors can take free rides in its battery-powered fleet–with no human backup drivers. “Ready to go fully driverless?” a form on its website reads. “We can’t wait for you to join the Cruise Rider […]

GM CEO tries her company’s driverless car for the first time – video

General Motors’ driverless vehicle subsidiary Cruise has published a YouTube video of GM’s CEO Mary Barra taking her first trip in one of its vehicles. She joined Cruise co-founder and interim CEO Kyle Vogt on a tour around San Francisco. “Oh my gosh, this is incredible,” she exclaims as the vehicle pulls away. “I always […]

Connected vehicles could be “major victim” of chip shortage

The global shortage of semiconductors is causing vehicle industry executives to repeat their warning that they expect the supply crisis to drag on for months to come, leading to fears that innovation in connected cars will be one of the major victims. reports that General Motors has announced it will have to pause work […]

GM sues Ford over hands-free branding

General Motors is suing rival Ford over claims it’s violated a trademarked driver-assist technology that’s used for hands-free features. Bloomberg reports that GM says it’s taking action to protect the Cruise and Super-Cruise brands after Ford renamed its Co-Pilot360 automated driving system as “Blue Cruise”. The report says that GM says talks to resolve the […]

GM’s Cruise to test driverless cars in California

General Motors driverless vehicle subsidiary Cruise has been given a permit to test its vehicles on the streets of San Francisco. Its CEO Dan Ammann says the company will be allowed to remove the human backup drivers from its self-driving cars, and while they’re not the first to get such a permit, they’re going to […]


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