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GM launches digital vehicle platform

GM is working on its vision for a world with zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero congestion. The features like EVs, active safety, infotainment, and connectivity features, and the evolution of the Super Cruise driver are central to this strategy.

As the automotive industry and vehicles evolve in the next five to 10 years, more electrical bandwidth and connectivity will be needed, General Motors, thus, has launched all-new electronic platform for its next-generation of vehicles. The new digital vehicle platform aims to ensure that these features all run in conjunction with each other.

According to the company, this platform and its eventual successors will underpin all its future innovations across a wide range of technological advancements, including EVs and expanded automated driving.

The electronic platform will be debuting on the recently-unveiled 2020 Cadillac CT5 sedan, and will go into production later this year and should be rolled out to most vehicles within GM’s global lineup by 2023.

The technology powers an electronic system, capable of managing up to 4.5 terabytes of data processing power per hour, a fivefold increase in capability over GM’s current electrical architecture.

With an expanded capacity for smartphone-like over-the-air software updates, the system enables the adoption of functionality upgrades throughout the lifespan of the vehicle.

The new architecture also provides more rapid communications within the vehicle itself and to outside sources thanks to Ethernet connections of 100Mbs, 1Gpbs and 10Gbps.

Cybersecurity is another key pillar of the new architecture. The system’s DNA includes additional protective features at the hardware and software levels that reflect the company’s foresight in this regard.

The electronic platform was developed at GM facilities across the globe by a team of electrical, hardware and software engineers.

Source: Press Release

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