General Motors recently announced its new electronic architecture that’s set to operate in all future GM vehicles. Plans are to release the new digital “nervous system” in the 2020 Cadillac CT5 sedan, with a full global rollout by 2023.
The upgraded electronic system provides more processing power for the ongoing advancements in GM vehicles. As the manufacturer moves further into EV powertrain development, as well as continuing to make innovations in safety and connectivity features, the system isn’t just beneficial, but necessary. The new Super Cruise driver assist system alone will benefit from the increased processing rate of 4.5 terabytes per hour. That’s five times the processing power of the current electronic architecture.
“As the automotive industry and vehicles evolve in the next five to 10 years, more electrical bandwidth and connectivity will be needed to ensure that features like electric propulsion systems, the Super Cruise driver assistance feature and advanced active safety systems can all run in conjunction with each other,” GM stated in a press release.
Drivers will feel more connected as well with the Ethernet connection rates of 100Mbs, 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps. The faster connections will also aid in software updates that will provide longer functionality without the need for expensive upgrades.
Our team at Wilson GM is excited to see how this new technology will play out in the future for General Motors and our devoted customers.