Three Things You May Have Missed: GM Moves Quickly, Safely to Lead in Future of Personal Mobility

Jun 22, 2018 3:50 PM ET
Cruise Automation Generation 2 Bolt EV AV self-driving technology (Photo by Karl Nielsen)

Three Things You May Have Missed: GM Moves Quickly, Safely to Lead in Future of…

Over the last several years, General Motors has made considerable progress towards realizing our vision of a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion. Those efforts were advanced recently with three key announcements over a brief, seven-day period:

  • On May 31, we announced that the SoftBank Vision fund would invest $2.25 billion in GM Cruise Holdings LLC (GM Cruise) to further strengthen the company’s plans to commercialize autonomous vehicle technology at large scale. Said Michael Ronen, managing partner, SoftBank Investment Advisers: “We are very impressed by the advances made by the Cruise and GM teams, and are thrilled to help them lead a historic transformation of the automobile industry.”
  • On June 6, Our Cadillac brand announced plans to expand the rollout of SuperCruise, the world’s first true hands-free driver assistance feature for the freeway. SuperCruise will be available on all Cadillac models, with the rollout beginning in 2020.
  • On June 7, General Motors and Honda announced an agreement for new advanced chemistry battery components, including the cell and module, to accelerate both companies’ plans for all-electric vehicles. Under the agreement, the companies will collaborate based on GM’s next generation battery system with the intent for Honda to source the battery modules from General Motors.

Taken together, these actions demonstrate our commitment to safely and quickly bring innovative transportation solutions to more customers, and help solve the societal and environmental challenges associated with the freedom of mobility.

For more information, see the links below:

SoftBank Vision Fund to Invest $2.25 Billion in GM Cruise

Honda Partners on General Motors’ Next Gen Battery Development

Cadillac to Expand Super Cruise Across Entire Lineup

2018 Self-Driving Safety Report and Appendix