Honda Reveals $40 Billion Investment In Latest EV Roadmap

Japanese auto giant Honda is transforming its existing business portfolio toward full electrification. Honda is investing upwards of $39.7 billion in electrification and software technologies as the carmaker shifts from a non-recurring hardware sales model to a recurring business that sells hardware and software. Honda is also investing $342 million to accelerate the development and […]

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 […]

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 […]

GM Announces Ultifi Platform to Merge In-Vehicle Experiences With Customers’ Digital Lives

General Motors has announced Ultifi, its end-to-end software platform designed to merge new in-vehicle experiences with consumers’ “digital lives.” According to GM, Ultifi will enable the frequent and seamless delivery of software-defined features, apps, and other services to customers over the air. In essence, Ultifi has the potential to initiate more cloud-based services, facilitate faster […]

General Motors to Debut New Super Cruise Features on Six 2022 Model Year Vehicles

General Motors will debut new Super Cruise features on six different vehicles during the first quarter of 2022. Enhanced versions of Super Cruise will be available on select 2022 model year vehicles, including the Cadillac Escalade, CT4, and CT5; the GMC Hummer EV Pickup and Sierra; and the Chevrolet Silverado. According to GM, Super Cruise […]

Cruise & GM Partner with Microsoft to Commercialize Self-Driving Vehicles

Cruise and General Motors have announced a long-term strategic relationship with Microsoft to accelerate the commercial development of autonomous vehicles. According to a recent press release, the companies aim to bring together their collective resources, including software and hardware engineering, cloud computing, manufacturing, and partner ecosystems to develop efficient and economical transportation. “Our mission to […]

GM Launches BrightDrop to Electrify & Streamline Delivery of Goods & Services

General Motors (GM) has announced a new business, BrightDrop, that could offer a significant step toward ending the years-long struggle to electrify fleet vehicles used by delivery and logistics companies. The company is poised to offer electric first-to-last mile products, software, and services aimed at businesses that want to lower costs, improve productivity, keep employees […]

General Motors & Honda Sign Memorandum of Understanding for Shared Vehicle Platforms

General Motors and Honda have announced a non-binding memorandum of understanding after preliminary discussions about a North American automotive alliance. The scope of the proposed alliance includes a range of vehicles to be sold under each company’s distinct brands. Both automakers would cooperate in the areas of purchasing, research and development, and connected services. Cost […]