4.5 terabytes per hour, the data madness of the cars of the future

24 May

The cars that we will see in the future have little to do with those we remember from our childhood. That mechanical accessibility no longer does not exist and electronics governs absolutely everything. For this reason there are already manufacturers such as General Motors (GM) who think long-term and are already working on architecture for their next generation of models. Interestingly, its rigidity or dynamic performance is not mentioned, what is important is technology and connectivity.

In fact, it has been called a new electronic platform that is highly prepared for the digital era. It will make its debut in the next CT5 2020 Cadillac and from there it will be extended to models of the other brands (both combustion and electrified). There is talk that it could be present in most GM vehicles by the year 2023. It will provide an important advance in terms of connectivity and driving aids.

For these cars that will arrive in the medium term is key to have a greater capacity of data management. The new system can process up to 4.5 terabytes per hour of information, which is five times more than current GM models. The communications will be much faster too, being able to support speeds almost unthinkable nowadays as 10 Gbps. The updates will also arrive remotely so that the cars do not become obsolete.


Although for this electronic and connected platform, GM also thinks about cybersecurity. It is vital to protect both software and hardware with solvency so that users are not exposed. The American manufacturer has been working in this direction for some time with public and private entities. In the coming years, GM models will also begin to enter autonomous driving, improving systems such as the Super Cruise.