GM Debuts New Ultra Cruise Compute Architecture to Boost Hands-Free Driving

Our editor Carl Anthony explains how Ultra Crusie works in the short podcast above, including what sensor technologies it employs to generate a 360-degree view around the vehicle. General Motors has announced that Ultra Cruise, its latest hands-free driver-assist system, will be powered by “Ultra Cruise compute,” a scalable compute architecture. The new architecture features […]

AEye & AutoVision News Partner for “Live with AEye: Virtual CES 2022” Webcast

AEye and AutoVision News are teaming up for the “Live with AEye: Virtual CES 2022” webcast series. The virtual experience features the latest news and exclusive interviews with the thought leaders currently working to validate and implement autonomous technology across different industries. Live with AEye: Virtual CES 2022, hosted by AutoVision News editor Carl Anthony, will be broadcast across […]

Volvo Cars Tech Fund Invests in Optical & Imaging Start-Up Spectralics

Volvo Cars has invested in Spectralics, an optical and imaging technology start-up based in Israel. According to a press release, the investment, made through the Volvo Cars Tech Fund, provides the automaker with access to promising safety technology at its early stage of development. As described by Volvo, Spectralics leverages its aerospace background to develop […]

BMW Group & Qualcomm Extend Joint Technology Collaboration to Include Automated Driving

BMW Group will leverage Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Ride Platform for its next-generation ADAS and automated driving platforms. According to a joint press release, BMW Group and Qualcomm Technologies will extend their existing relationship to deliver safe and sophisticated driving experiences for BMW Group customers. BMW’s latest automated driving stack will be based on the Snapdragon Ride […]

How Big of a Milestone is Walmart’s Use of Autonomous Trucks?

Autonomous box trucks powered by Gatik are now transporting customer orders from a Walmart fulfillment center to a Neighborhood Market store in Bentonville, Arkansas, without a safety driver. Gatik’s deployment with Walmart in Arkansas represents the first time an autonomous trucking company has removed the safety driver from a middle mile commercial delivery route anywhere […]

Bite-Size Podcast: Buyer Satisfaction Strong Despite Limited Inventory, More EV Education Needed

According to J.D. Power’s 2021 Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI) Study, customer satisfaction with the car buying process is mostly positive, despite ongoing inventory shortages. Those who purchased a vehicle online were even more satisfied when compared to buyers who visited a dealership in person. Porsche ranked highest among premium brands for dealer service, while GMC topped […]

German Automakers Continue to Withstand Difficult Economic Situations at Home

According to recent reports from Reuters and the New York Times, automotive production in Germany has slowed because of a scarcity of raw materials, bottlenecks in the supply chain, and political uncertainty. The challenges are made more difficult because the export of cars drives a large share of Germany’s economy.    Carl Anthony, our editor here at AutoVision News and […]

Will “Intelligent Systems” Drive Future Automotive Business Models?

According to an October 2021 report, one in five automotive industry leaders view “intelligent systems” as a viable future business model. These intelligent systems are the groundwork for an automotive industry that finds itself at the center of historic changes concerning the environment, the design of future cities, and the customer experience inside the vehicle. Carl […]

Bite-Size Podcast: How GM’s New Ultra Cruise Technology Works

General Motors has announced a new driver-assist system called Ultra Cruise. According to GM, the system is designed to enable hands-free driving 95 percent of the time and will eventually be available on every paved road in the U.S. and Canada. Not to be confused with Super Cruise, Ultra Cruise is the next step for GM […]

General Motors Announces Wallace Battery Cell Innovation Center to Lower EV Costs, Accelerate Time to Market

General Motors has announced the Wallace Battery Cell Innovation Center, a new facility that will significantly expand the company’s battery technology operations and accelerate the development and commercialization of longer-range, more affordable electric vehicle batteries. The Wallace Center will be located on the campus of GM’s Global Technical Center in Warren, Michigan. The facility will […]

Nissan Expands R&D With New Safety Advancement Lab in North America

Nissan has expanded its Michigan-based engineering center, Nissan Technical Center North America (NTCNA), with a more than $40 million dollar Safety Advancement Lab for vehicle safety testing. The new lab brings more efficiency to the vehicle development process and furthers Nissan’s goal of reaching a future with virtually zero fatalities. “This expansion underscores Nissan’s commitment […]

City of Long Beach Partners with Mercedes-Benz Research & Development & Xtelligent to Improve Urban Transportation

The City of Long Beach has entered into a public-private partnership with Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, with support from Mercedes-Benz USA Urban Mobility Solutions, and Xtelligent to develop transportation technology systems that will improve urban transportation management and enhance liveability and environmental sustainability in and around the city. “This public-private partnership will keep […]