General Motors unveiled new electronics architecture for future autonomous electric vehicles.

Today, no one has any doubtthat our future will be linked to self-directed electric vehicles that are closely entangled in the networks of the outside world. But in order for cars to keep up with the rapid rhythm of digital life, they need to transfer a huge amount of information through these networks and do it very quickly. To speed up the circulation of information inside cars, General Motors introduced a new electronic platform for its cars, which, according to her, can transmit 4.5 terabytes of data per hour, five times more than the current systems are able to carry.

And it will also enable GM cars to get updates over the air, like Tesla.

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In a statement announcing a new architectureGM president Mark Royce said: “Our new digital car platform and its successors will be the basis of all our future innovations in a wide range of technological advances, including electric cars and advanced automated driving.”

The company claims that this system will be necessary to achieve its goal - the creation of cars capable of supporting the world with "zero accidents, zero emissions and zero traffic jams."

Royce announced that the new electronic architectureWill appear in the Cadillac CT5 sedan of 2020, which debuted at the New York Auto Show in April and is expected to go on sale later this year. According to Royce, by 2023 the system will be deployed on most of the GM line. The company has already said that Cadillac will become its leading brand of electric models by 2022.

The new system will offer three levels of Ethernet-connection: 100 megabod, 1 gigabod and 10 gigabod. Also, the system can be expanded during the life of the vehicle.

GM claims that the new system is based on the updated CAN bus architecture, which, according to the company, will provide it with even higher speeds along with Ethernet.

More importantly, the system will provide GM cybersecurity protocols. Until now, most cars simply disconnected from the Internet in order to resist hacking attempts. But several hackers have demonstrated the ability to hack and take control of cars, which cast doubt on the security of these systems.

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