The Future Just Got Closer

Sept. 8, 2014

It seems we can't wait for anything anymore.  This week I am at the 21st Intelligent Transportation System World Congress.  Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, just announced some initiatives and future production schedules that are intended to put GM more at the forefront of safety, putting their recent troubles behind them in my opinion.  

Mary announced that GM will have production vehicles with Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) communications in them in 2016. She indicated it would be a Cadillac CTS.  Further, she said they would introduce SuperCruise at the same time. This will allow a driver to take the hands off the steering wheel in both stop and go traffic and at highway speeds.  It will be in a new Cadillac for something they don't compete in today.  

GM is also joining with several others to establish 120 miles of intelligent infrastructure in Michigan for Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I) communications.  I'll expound upon this subject in further entries.

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Paul Menig | CEO

Paul Menig is the leader of Tech-I-M LLC, a consulting company focused on helping companies succeed by leveraging technology in their products and processes. After successfully introducing many high tech products in the corporate worlds of General Electric, Eaton and Daimler, he is now focused on savvy technology creating powerful results in companies of all sizes.

Paul also provides free counseling to a wide range of businesses as part of the non-profit organization SCORE that is associated with the Small Business Administration (SBA). Paul is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in electrical engineering and has participated in many training programs in quality, strategic planning, finance and technical areas.

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