• September 11th, 2017

As the endurance race to bring fully automated vehicles to market continues, engineers are increasingly focused on the practical realities of what it will take produce vehicles capable of safely operating without a human driver. While most of the efforts in Silicon Valley seem to be targeted at developing sophisticated artificial intelligence software that can distinguish a human walking down the side of the street from a deer about to leap across, it won’t be very useful without a reliable hardware platform. GM subsidiary Cruise Automation is about to get its third major platform update from its parent company since being acquired in early 2016.