01/29/2014, The wonders of 3D printing will not cease anytime soon, and with it, it would also help boost the rapid prototype technology scene. Imagine the ability to create a custom part on the computer screen, hit the print button and voila! That exact part is produced to the exact design specifications as listed. In fact, GM Design has been making use of 3D rapid prototype technology for over a couple […]
08/06/2013, Electric cars might be silent and do not emit any kinds of smoke which could end up polluting our environment, but this does not mean that they come cheap. While there has been a fair number of incentives introduced by various governments worldwide to increase the uptake of electric cars such as attractive rebates, the lack of an electric car’s range as well as higher than normal entry price points […]
07/03/2013, Both Honda and GM have targeted a 2020 release of a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle.
04/24/2013, According to the folks over at General Motors, they are working on a new electric version of the Chevrolet Spark minicar which is said to be able to travel up to 82 miles on a single charge, where that would clearly place it a wee bit ahead of the Nissan Leaf (which we ourselves took out for a spin a couple of years back, and drove away impressed with the […]
02/24/2013, Your vehicle is not going to remain a mere ride to get you from point A to point B any more, as more and more additions have been made to it so that it will end up being a decent portable entertainment capsule, with wheels, of course. Not only that, since most of us tend to be hooked to the Internet these days, then here is news for folks in […]
02/14/2013, Chevrolet has made great efforts to use new technology in its cars. And in a bid to reduce weight in the Corvette, the company has announced it will be using a lightweight shape memory alloy wire to replace motorized components used to open and close a hatch release vent. So what exactly does this lightweight shape memory alloy wire do? Basically it’s a wire made from copper-aluminum-nickel or nickel-titanium. The […]
12/18/2012, The world is slowly but surely moving to a greener get up, and apart from homes and our lifestyle, cars, too, play a vital role in ensuring that there is an earth worth living on for the next generation. In fact, General Motors just confirmed that the 2014 Cadillac ELR model will be debuting officially from next month onwards at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. The 2014 Cadillac ELR has […]
11/27/2012, With Apple designing Siri to be our voice assistant, iOS users are able to create messages, make phone calls, create reminders, set alarms, perform searches and the likes just by using their voice. With that in mind, it is not surprising that Apple has seen potential use for Siri in cars as a means to interact with our phone without having to look at it or touch it which could […]
10/18/2012, It’s really nice that almost all non-Apple smartphones use the same charger, which is the MicroUSB standard. Electric cars may be going the same way. Global engineering group SAE International has published a new standard for plug-in electric cars. It goes by the catchy name of J1772 Revision B. Although the convenience of a standard plug is by itself a huge improvement, the standard also includes a specification for “quick charging.” Quick […]
08/21/2012, General Motors (GM) has long been on the international motor scene, and they do look primed to be around for a long time more as well, with their latest development being research and development of a vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications technology. Entering the critical test phase of this development at the moment, GM will provide eight specially equipped vehicles for a year to get up and about in […]
07/17/2012, General Motors has a new way for drivers of its vehicles to earn some money on the side – by renting out their under utilized rides thanks to the OnStar service which basically enables potential renters to unlock the doors with nothing other than their smartphones. General Motors mentioned that they are working in tandem with RelayRides, an online car-sharing marketplace which was first introduced in Boston sometime in June […]
07/03/2012, All right, so everyone in the industry, no matter which industry it is, wants to play the role of being a pioneer, and in other words, being first. GM (General Motors) and Ford, very much pioneers in their own right, are right now in a rather tight race to roll out the first “robot” car in the world – which would actually be self-driving robot cars. Which of the two […]
03/13/2012, There are some jobs that require us to perform repeated tasks on a daily basis which could ultimately lead to repetitive stress related injuries. NASA and GM have realized that and have teamed up to create the Robotic Glove, a tool which they’re hoping will help auto workers and astronauts in their line of work and to help reduce the risk of repetitive stress injuries.
01/19/2012, If you’ve been on long trips without any entertainment and wish there was something to do besides go to sleep or look out the window, you might not have to in the future – assuming GM’s latest project gets to go commercial. The company recently showed off its “Windows of Opportunity” (WOO) project which was designed to take backseat entertainment to a new level. GM invited a bunch of students […]