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2002-01-21 General Motors rolls fuel cell vehicle project
Researchers at General Motors have embarked on a fuel cell-based project that could result in nothing short of a reinvention of the automobile.
2009-09-30 General Motors opens science lab in China
General Motors Co. has established a China Science Lab in Shanghai, which will carry out important research projects in a number of automotive-related fields for the company.
2016-01-07 Cost-effectively transition to brushless DC motors
Brush-type DC motor solutions can be replaced 1:1 by a BLDC motor system, that on the outside, look like a conventional motor but inside pro- vide all advantages needed to realise intelligent motion control.
2002-11-22 SwRI develops vehicle simulation equipment
The Southwest Research Institute has announced that its engineers have developed a test apparatus capable of simulating vehicle powertrain operations in the laboratory.
2004-08-24 SGM uses Super Vision's LED lightings
Shanghai General Motors (SGM) is using Super Vision's Flex-LED lighting systems from Super Vision Int. Inc. for their car dealership signage throughout China.
2005-01-18 SAIC, SVA work out ownership deal
Shanghai Automotive Ind. (Group) Corp. (SAIC), the mainland China subsidiary of General Motors Corp., and SVA (Group) Co. Ltd reached an agreement that the former will increase its ownership of the latter from 48 percent to 68 percent.
2002-09-03 GMC deploys IBM servers for design operations
General Motors Corp. has selected a supercomputing infrastructure based on IBM Corp.'s pSeries 690 servers to support the company's vehicle design applications.
2004-11-01 GM sticks with OnStar, vowing to double deployments by '06
With its biggest customer doubling up its orders, Onstar responds by doubling its production to 3 million by 2006.
2004-10-25 Freescale MCUs built in GM electronic control systems
General Motors (GM) and Freescale Semiconductor Inc. have reached an agreement in which GM will use Freescale's 32bit MPC5500 family of microcontrollers (MCUs) in future GM powertrain engine control systems.
2002-06-07 Ford ceases funding of telematics joint venture
Wingcast LLC, the in-vehicle communications company that was supposed to go head-to-head with General Motors Corp.'s OnStar Division, was shut down June 3 after Ford Motor Co. announced it would no longer fund the joint venture with Qualcomm Inc.
2003-06-30 Ethernet hits the auto factory floor
General Motors' decision to use Ethernet on the floor of a new automotive engine plant in New York points to the incremental progress of Ethernet in factory automation.
2006-08-09 Apple teams up with car makers for seamless iPod integration
Apple today announced it has teamed up with Ford Motor, General Motors and Mazda to deliver seamless iPod integration across the majority of their brands and models.
2007-11-19 High-efficiency motor control solutions aim at HVACs
This article describes a simple and low cost motor drive based on an inverter topology and specifically designed for the energy efficient permanent magnet motor.
2013-09-10 Guide to S12ZVH hardware design
Know the different requirements for automotive application, specifically the external hardware required for the operation of S12ZVH family.
2016-02-18 Energy harvesting calls for full-spectrum MCU efficiency
Energy harvesting is becoming a practical option for an increasingly wide range of sensor-oriented designs for the internet of things. Find out why.
2014-04-08 Domain-specific languages for medical device design
Learn how existing languages for PLCs can be extended with domain-specific constructs.
2016-02-16 Boost current control for better stepper motor motion
Implementing internal, bi-directional current sensing inside a stepper motor driver IC results in improved motion quality with lower system cost than legacy solutions.
2007-06-08 Time apt for cars' electronic makeover, says GM exec
Time is ripe to reinvent the automobile. So says the man who heads the R&D efforts over at General Motors.
2003-01-10 ST ships 100M MPEG-2 chips, eyes DVD
When General Motors subsidiary Hughes Electronics Corp. set out to pioneer a satellite-based digital TV service as an alternative to cable eight years ago, the onus of providing silicon came to STMicroelectronics.
2011-09-06 Pumpable electrons to drive gasoline into oblivion?
Electronics is poised to replace the gas-guzzling internal combustion engine with electric motors driven by pumpable fuels that bear electrons as their active elements
2007-05-16 Oozing robot mimics amoeba locomotion
If university professor Dennis Hong's whole-skin locomotion project provides successful, robots will soon ooze toward their goals, sans motors, gears or any conventional mechanisms
2008-09-12 National Semi CEO joins 'green revolution'
In late 1990s, when General Motors launched its oversized off-road vehicle Hummer, Brian Halla, chairman and CEO of National Semiconductor, has snapped up one of the $50,000-plus gas-guzzlers.
2013-08-26 Manufacturing sector boosts ASEAN motion controls market
IHS said the Southeast Asian general motion controls market is forecast grow to more $90 million by 2017 and the CNC motion controls market to more than $70 million, with a total CAGR of 7.5 per cent from 2012 to 2017
2009-05-22 Li-ion battery tech to make or break Chevy Volt
Even as General Motors teeters on the brink of bankruptcy, engineers are working on one of the boldest innovations in GM's history: the Chevy Volt, a range-extended electric vehicle powered by a revolutionary battery platform called the Voltec.
2002-10-28 Continental modules to power 2004 GMC Envoy XUV
General Motors has selected Continental Teves Corp. to supply them with end gate modules for the 2004 GMC Envoy XUV.
2008-01-11 Coming soon: Self-driving robotic cars
In his keynote speech at the CES, General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner said people will soon be able to read and create e-mail messages, eat breakfast, apply makeup and read newspapers while safely "driving" to work.
2004-02-27 Asian automakers join FlexRay effort
The FlexRay Consortium has confirmed that Toyota, Nissan, Honda, and Hyundai Kia Motors have joined the consortium, thus putting the weight of the overwhelming majority of major automakers behind the FlexRay effort to create a common standard for automotive by-wire technology
2015-10-12 What you need to know about sensor fusion
Here is a look at the general concept of sensor fusion, the historical perspective, and two detailed casesinertial sensor fusion and image fusion
2004-11-25 Wenzhou dc micro motor makers eye mobile phone apps
Micro motor producers based in Wenzhou, mainland China are focusing their R&D efforts to develop smaller cylindrical and thinner profile coin motors used for portable handheld phones
2010-11-23 True single-chip motor controller integrates digital, analog and power
High-performing motor drives for equipment may now be realized more quickly, utilizing a complete motor-control system on a chip designed by STMicroelectronics. The 'digital SPIN', or dSPIN, integrates all the necessary digital control, analog measurement, and power electronic circuitry for controlling stepper motors using ST's advanced BCD fabrication process
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