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Cyber Security 1st @GM for connected cars, new chief

Jeff Massimilla, GM Cyber Security Chief

Jeff Massimilla, GM Cyber Security ChiefGeneral Motors has named its first Cyber Security Chief,  Jeff Massimilla, who will manage and protect computer security features in GM automobiles. He was promoted after a review of design and engineering at the company.

Cadillac changes lanes, splits with GM moves to NY

cadillacconnectivityGM has “realigned” Cadillac making it a separate business unit.  The new Cadillac will have new global headquarters in New York in 2105.

This is one of the many changes from new president Johan de Nysschen who came to Cadillac, last month from the Infiniti division of Nissan. Before that, he helped Volkswagen make Audi a top luxury brand.

4G LTE coming to 15 car makers, which ones, when?

Qualcomm Connected CarWe at AUTO Connected Car News only cover the connected car space.  We find itvery amusing when standard news agencies cover the topic because they mix up their facts and confuse information. Christiano Amon from Qualcomm  spilled some interesting connected car industry beans with a few surprises and incorrect facts to Fox news.

CTIA AT&T connected car panel says people would switch carriers for connected cars

Atmaychan CTIA Mobility Week a week after AT&T announced it latest connected car platform, AT&T ‘s Ralp de la Vega along with a panel of AT&T connected car fans, discussed how important connected cars are to the Wireless industry.

de la Vega noted that Strategy Analytics estimates that nearly 10 million 4-wheeled smartphones in the form of connected cars will be on the road in a few years. He also reported that AT&T studies show people prefer a shared family data plan that lets them to share data for many devices, and customers want to be able to add their cars to their rate plans.

GM demos self-driving micro car in Detroit: Chevy EN-V 2.0

Chevyenv2jpgAt the Intellegent Transport Systems Conference in Detroit GM is demonstrating the a self-driving version of the EN-V 2.0, slow-driving petite car designed for the most congested cities.

The Chevrolet Electric Networked-Vehicle (EN-V) 2.0 has the latest intelligent and connected automotive technologies including Lidar and V2X to for automated, low-speed electric driving LSV.