GM has announced today that Android Auto will be available in GMC’s 2016 Canyon, Yukon and Sierra, as well as the 2016 Buick LaCrosse and Regal. While Apple’s CarPlay will be available in most models from the start, Android Auto will only be coming to some GMC Sierra models at launch. The rest of the Sierra models and the Yukon and Canyon, as well as the two 2016 cars from Buick, will be getting Android Auto at some point later in the model year. expand full story
GM Stories June 23, 2015
GM Stories March 18, 2015
Google’s self-driving car initiative may not be as far off as many might think. During a talk at the TED conference in Vancouver, Google’s head of self-driving cars Chris Urmson said that his team is working to launch the technology onto the market by 2020 (that year may sound familiar if you’ve followed the Apple Car rumors). The executive said that he has an 11-year-old son that could be eligible to get his license in 4 and a half years, although he hopes that won’t be needed thanks to the availability of self-driving cars. “My team and I are committed to making sure that doesn’t happen,” Urmson said (via Re/Code).
GM Stories January 14, 2015
Google is getting serious about its self-driving car initiative.
Reuters reports on Wednesday that Google has entered discussions with several top automative manufacturers about self-driving cars, including General Motors, Ford, Volkswagen and Daimler, the German company behind Mercedes-Benz. The company has also partnered with a number of auto suppliers to develop and refine self-driving systems and components, such as Continental AG, Robert Bosch, LG Electronics and Nvidia. expand full story