Posted by Jason Cartwright
January 13, 2021
GM is having quite the CES. Chairman and CEO Mary Barra (@mtbarra) was on stage this morning for GM’s virtual press conference at CES 2021. During the event she spoke further to their commitment to transitioning the company to a zero-emissions future using their Ultium platform.
There were plenty of 3D animations, showing how diverse their platform is, in accommodating the various vehicles they have planned. This platform was confirmed for use in new all-electric delivery vans, which their first customer will be FedEx. These not only look great, but will have over 250 miles of range or around 400km in our language.
There was also some concepts of Vertical Take off and Landing drones that would fly you to your next meeting, at some point well into the future. VTOL is an interesting concept to think of, but that’s obviously many, many years away.
What shouldn’t be many years away is GMs vision to achieve a future where there are zero crashes. This stems from their autonomous efforts and an increase in vehicles ability to recognise the world around it and respond accordingly to keep passengers safe.