Recently, the automaker General Motors revealed their platform that will help newer vehicles as technology becomes a more pivotal part of most cars.
This new platform will help better construct the bones of the technology in these cards which will help provide a better base for safety systems, entertainment platforms, electric vehicles, and hands free systems. This new platform was needed since modern drivers enjoy more technology, entertainment, information, and other features all of which require better electric structures. This online platform will help the company better lay plans for the future of the vehicles they create.
GM has stated that their new platform will be able to handle 4.5 terabytes of data every hour, which is a five times increase from what vehicles are currently able to process. The platform will also include an ethernet connection allowing for even faster connection speeds from within the car.
Spokesperson for GM, Phil Leinert recently stated that the new platform will have enough bandwidth to connect to 5G data speeds and will include OnStar telematics once that platform is online.
Most car owners won't notice some of GM's updates, but most drivers will certainly utilize one key feature: over the air updates. Presently the only a handful of GM's cars support updates over the air. But with the new platform all of GM's new cars will have over the air updates allowing the company to update software without requiring owner's to return to dealerships. This function will be very important for the manufacturers line of electric vehicles.
Adding new levels of data speeds and connections brings up concerns over security. GM stated that security will be a "key pillar" of their new platform for cars and will include several preventive measures to help protect from any possible concerns.
This new electric platform will be put into cars starting with the 2020 Cadillac CT5 starting this year. After that almost all of GM's new vehicles will have the platform built in by 2023.