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GM readies wireless downloads of new features

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DETROIT(Reuters) -- General Motors is developing technology to allow new features to be downloaded wirelessly, the automaker's head of vehicle development said on Wednesday.

GM global product development chief Mark Reuss said the company is developing a new electrical architecture for its vehicles, which he called "Global B," that will move much of a vehicle's computer power to the mobile internet, or cloud.

"It will become cloud based," Reuss said, adding that the new architecture will allow future GM cars to have new features downloaded wirelessly. GM has looked to aircraft maker Boeing Co. and military contractors for ideas on how to develop network security for the systems.

Reuss, meeting with reporters in Detroit, did not lay out a specific timetable for deploying the new, upgradeable electrical and data systems, but indicated it would be soon.

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Very cool stuff, I know GM is using EMC cloud storage and is wanting to move all storage to this for better update of their auto's. I wonder if we are not looking at a time where eventually you update your auto just like you update your computer and can choose various modes of programming for your desired driving style.

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Very cool stuff, I know GM is using EMC cloud storage and is wanting to move all storage to this for better update of their auto's. I wonder if we are not looking at a time where eventually you update your auto just like you update your computer and can choose various modes of programming for your desired driving style.

 

 

Hmmm that sounds damn interesting. I think that for the time being.. it could be utilized to save on the number of Recalls issued for quick fix computer problems. OTA updates.. in the same manner as MS does with Windows or Google does with Android from time to time. 

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