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GM’s Super Cruise tech could tackle city streets in ‘Ultra Cruise’ form

Super Cruise 100% supports hands-free driving, which rival systems can’t say.


Cadillac

General Motors has slowly and carefully rolled its Super Cruise partial automation system for highway driving out, but the automaker doesn’t have plans to stop there. In the future, we could be using a system currently referred to as “Ultra Cruise.”

CNBC reported on the new system after GM’s executive vice president of Global Product Development, Doug Parks, mentioned the system on Tuesday during a Citi Car of the Future event. A “big team” inside GM is currently working on Ultra Cruise, which would extend Super Cruise’s abilities

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GM Cruise self-driving tech company sees round of layoffs, report says

It’s not clear when we’ll see Cruise vehicles pick up public passengers.


Cruise Automation

General Motors’ ambitious Cruise Automation division will lay off 8% of its workforce, according to a Bloomberg report on Thursday.

The company, which hired a vast number of new employees last year, will focus the redundancies largely on departments outside of engineering and development. Cruise did not immediately return Roadshow’s request for comment.

According to Bloomberg’s count, the company employs 2,000 workers, meaning around 160 of them will be laid off. Those affected will receive transitionary assistance and health care benefits for the remainder of the

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Nvidia wants to power today’s car tech and tomorrow’s robotaxi

Nvidia’s new Orin system-on-a-chip can handle today’s driver assistance and tomorrow’s autonomy.


Nvidia

Self-driving cars aren’t coming as quickly as most technology companies and automakers wanted. That’s the cold, hard truth.

While the world waits for a breakthrough moment, chipmaker Nvidia is working to play both sides of the segment and unveiled a new architecture that suits automakers’ needs today, and should serve them tomorrow. It’s called the Ampere Architecture and it works with the company’s new Orin system-on-a-chip platform, Nvidia said Thursday. The single architecture will handle anything from advanced driver-assistance systems to full, Level 5 autonomous driving

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VW GTI and Golf R to get dramatic tech update, improved handling

The 8th-generation VW GTI remains a long way away from North American dealers.


Volkswagen

Despite the coronavirus crisis ravaging the timetables of today’s auto industry, Volkswagen says its next-generation Golf GTI and Golf R hot hatches remain on schedule. That’s the good news. The bad news is, despite first breaking cover in late February, the eighth-generation GTI and its higher-performance sibling are still well over a year away from North American dealers. VW officials are targeting the third quarter of 2021 for them to launch as 2022 models, with today’s Mk 7 GTI soldiering on in North America through

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