GM Global B connected cars will be powered by mobile cloud

General Motors President North America Mark Reuss addresses the gathering at the Automotive News World Congress Wednesday, January 16, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by John F. Martin for General Motors)

General Motors is working on new technology called “Global B” that will enable cloud computing and over-the-air updates.

GM global product development chief Mark Reuss at a news conference in Detroit, said GM’s new electrical architecture for its vehicles, transfers the car’s computing wirelessly to the cloud.

GM is working with Boeing and military contractors to develop security for the system.

There was no specific time frame stated for the new upgradeable electrical system, however, Reuss did suggest that that it would be soon.

He also said that Chevy Cruze models would earn $1500-$2000 more that its previous model.

GM with its new announcements of cars has also added new features to its services. OnStar will send alerts via text, email or phone when car is being stolen.

GMC announced Apple CarPlay capability for the 2016 Canyon, Yukon and Sierra. Android Auto will be offered on some Sierra models at the beginning of the model year and all Sierra, Canyon and Yukon models later in the year.

ABI has a new report stating the cloud will be needed for updates and out-of-the-car connections or services.