GM presents cutting-edge digital vehicle platform for future models

New platform will allow next-generation cars to adopt the latest technologies

21 May 2019 - 17:57 By AFP Relaxnews
GM has unveiled its new digital vehicle platform.
GM has unveiled its new digital vehicle platform.
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To prepare for the technological future of the automotive industry, General Motors has launched its new digital vehicle platform designed for the next generation of EVs, mobile connectivity and safety systems.

As technology is becoming more advanced across the world with the advancement of AI, the implementation of 5G and the improvement of electric vehicle design, automobile manufacturers are required to update their in-vehicle technology more frequently to accommodate the evolution of the industry.

On Monday, GM announced that its answer to the current state of the digital revolution is to debut a brand-new digital vehicle platform that will allow next-generation cars and their respective safety, connectivity and infotainment systems to adopt modern and upcoming technologies.

In terms of power, this digital platform multiplies the processing power of the company's current model by five – it can sustain 4.5 terabytes of data processing power per hour. Similarly to smartphones, the new digital architecture will better support over-the-air software updates.

The platform will hasten communication between the vehicle and outside sources. Cybersecurity will be stronger to ensure that unauthorised entities are unable to access vehicle and consumer information.

The first model to don the new electric platform is the 2020 Cadillac CT5 sedan, which was unveiled last month and will be available for order later this year.

GM predicts that the new platform will be integrated into most vehicles in its global portfolio by 2023.

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