Today, no one doubts that our future will be associated with driverless electric vehicles that are closely entangled in the networks of the outside world. But the cars kept up with the fast-paced digital life, they need to pass through these networks a huge amount of information and do it very quickly. To accelerate the circulation of information within vehicles, General Motors introduced a new electronic platform for its vehicles, which, according to her, can transmit 4.5 terabytes of data per hour, five times more than able to endure the current system.
And it also will allow GM to receive updates over the air, like a Tesla.
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In a statement announcing the new architecture GM President mark Reuss said: “Our new digital platform for car and its successors will become the basis of all our future innovations in a wide range of technologies, including electric vehicles and advanced automated driving.”
The company claims that this system will be necessary to achieve its goal of creating vehicles that can support a world with “zero accidents, zero emissions, zero traffic jams”.
Royce announced that the new electronic architecture will appear in sedan Cadillac CT5 2020, which debuted at the auto show in new York in April and is expected to go on sale later this year. According to Royce, by 2023 the system will be deployed in most parts of the line GM. The company has already said that Cadillac will become the leading brand of electric models by 2022.
The new system will offer three levels of Ethernet connection: 100 megabaud, 1 Gigabit and 10 Gigabit. Also the system can be expanded during the lifetime of the car.
GM claims that the new system is based on the new architecture of the CAN bus, which, according to the company, will provide it a more high speed along with Ethernet.
More importantly, the system will provide GM new protocols of cybersecurity. Until now, most cars are simply disconnected from the Internet, in order to resist the attempts of break-in. But some hackers have demonstrated the ability to hack and take control of the cars than questioned the safety of these systems.