The next-generation of vehicles from Chevrolet, Cadillac, and even Buick may soon benefit from high-tech, digital systems thanks to General Motor's new vehicle platform. That's right, GM is set to fully digitalize its vehicle lineup thanks to the 'digital vehicle platform' which will become the basis of the company's next-generation of vehicles.
From new active safety features to wireless connectivity, to over-the-air system updates and the ability for the vehicle to drive all by itself, GM's new digital vehicle platform will be at the cutting edge of vehicle production and ownership.
“The critical role of software and its importance to our vehicles, both now and for years to come, cannot be overstated. Our new digital vehicle platform and its eventual successors will underpin all our future innovations across a wide range of technological advancements, including EVs and expanded automated driving.” said Mark Reuss, president of GM.
Part of GM's vision for a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestions, the new vehicle platform debuted on the recently-unveiled 2020 Cadillac CT5 Sedan. It comes with its own electronic power system, and a data processing power that's capable of managing up to 4.5 terabytes, a fivefold increase over GM's current electrical architecture. With it, the onboard system can automatically update its software and features wirelessly without having to go to a dealership.
Not only that, the digital vehicle platform will even come with its own cybersecurity system which will safeguard both hardware and software from unauthorized access. In addition, the new platform is also capable of supporting EV technology which means zero carbon emissions for a cleaner and safer environment.
GM's new digital vehicle platform will go into production later this year and will be rolled out to most vehicles within GM's global lineup by 2023. Does this mean every GM vehicle will be a sort of high-tech super computer? With almost everything heading towards digitization, it's no wonder GM is joining in on the digital craze.