https://insideevs.com - Two former hackers hired by Cruise spoke recently on autonomous vehicle security. Last week at a Black Hat USA security conference, two well known automotive hackers presented their plan for improving security of the autonomous Bolt EV.
https://insideevs.com - While General Motors is hardly building out a fast charging network to rival Tesla, the company has been increasing their investments in infrastructure as of late. Earlier this year, GM announced a partnership with EVgo to install hundreds of charging stations across 7 major markets.
https://www.digitaltrends.com - Eight colleges across America were chosen to compete in a three-year challenge to build an autonomous car. Sponsored by General Motors and SAE, the AutoDrive Challenge offers college students the chance to create a Level 4 autonomous vehicle.
https://insideevs.com - General Motors announced that SoftBank Vision Fund will invest $2. 25 billion in autonomous driving subsidiary GM Cruise Holdings LLC (GM Cruise).
https://insideevs.com - A motorcycle police officer pulled over an autonomous Chevrolet Bolt and gave it a ticket, although Cruise Automation insists the car did nothing wrong. We’ve read several stories inquiring about whether or not a self-driving car could be issued a ticket.
https://insideevs.com - General Motors announced an over $100 million investment to upgrade its Orion and Brownstown facilities for production versions of its Cruise AV. Series production of the fourth-generation Cruise AV (self-driving Chevrolet Bolt EVs) is to start in 2019 as GM intends to go large-scale.
http://www.thedrive.com - General Motors has been pouring investment into autonomous vehicles, helped by the Cruise Automation start-up, which it absorbed in 2016. Cruise Automation operates modified Chevy Bolt EVs, renamed the Cruise AV, which it hopes will be the subject of an exemption to allow its use on public roads as current Department of Transportation regulations forbid the use of vehicles without manual controls on municipally-owned roads.
https://www.digitaltrends.com - General Motors will begin building a self-driving car with no manual controls at its Orion, Michigan, factory next year. The plant already builds prototype autonomous cars based on the Chevy Bolt EV.
https://arstechnica.com - General Motors is getting ready to ditch the driver for good—at least in its newest R&D vehicles. In 2019, Cruise—the self-driving startup acquired a couple of years ago by GM—wants to begin testing the fourth generation of its autonomous vehicle, the Cruise AV. (This is a modified Chevrolet Bolt EV, no relation to the Chevrolet Cruze.)
https://insideevs.com - About a month ago, a self-driving Chevy Bolt was involved in a crash with a motorcycle, and now the driver is suing GM. Cruise Automation’s autonomous Chevy Bolts have been involved in more than a few accidents recently (13 to be precise, according to the California DMV).