GM to bring autonomous vehicle capabilities to all Cadillacs in 2020
General Motors (GM) has announced that it will be expanding the scope of its Super Cruise driving assistance feature, bringing the technology to all Cadillac models beginning 2020.
Super Cruise is a semi-automated driving system that enable hands-free driving on freeways for extending time periods, including automated braking capabilities.
The technology uses state of the art LiDAR technology, high precision GPS and a network of camera and radar sensors.
“Cadillac is proud to be the leader for the company’s innovation,” said Steve Carlisle, Cadillac President. “Groundbreaking technologies like these continue to provide unparalleled comfort and convenience for our customers.”
In the announcement, GM also revealed that it would be looking to bring vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications to the Cadillac Crossover models, with the view of eventually expanding this across the Cadillac range.
“The expansion of Super Cruise and V2X communications technology demonstrates Cadillac’s commitment to innovation, and to making customers’ lives better,” said Mark Reuss, GM Executive Vice President of Global Product Development. “GM is just as committed to ushering in a new era of personal transportation, and technologies like these will enable it.”
The statement highlight progress in GM’s autonomous vehicle development, particularly towards the company’s goal of launching a commercial fleet of fully autonomous taxis in 2019.
Ivy.ai’s new chatbot streamlines resources and policies
Ivy.ai, a creator of AI chatbots for higher education, is offering a chatbot that helps institutions streamline name, image, and likeness policies for athletic programmes.
This solution will allow athletic departments to dramatically reduce inbound inquiries while answering inquiries related to compliance, financial aid impact, how-to documents, and best practice training videos.
It will allow institutions to condense information in a way that is easily accessible and eliminates the need for student-athletes to read complicated manuals. Institutions can also engage with student-athletes via a real-time feedback loop to see which topics truly matter and what needs further clarification. This allows administrators to be proactive and provide a competitive edge in recruiting.
Helping institutions connect their students with information
“Athletic departments at colleges and universities are overwhelmed by the challenges posed by the name, image and likeness legislation,” said Mary Frances Coryell, Vice President of Strategic Alliances and Partnership.
“Ivy.ai is uniquely positioned in the market to help institutions connect their student-athletes with policies and information related to NIL such as state laws, restrictions and relevant contacts. Our chatbot can digest all relevant policy information and provide answers to student-athletes at any time on any device. We expect the NIL market to move quickly, so student-athletes deserve the answers on their terms, rather than exclusively during work hours.”
Primary use cases for the chatbot include:
- Answering commonly asked questions related to name, image and likeness
- Communicate policies such as state laws, restrictions and compliance regulations
- Provide contact information for various advisors and agencies
- Connect training materials for athletes to improve their branding
- Engage in two-way reactive and proactive communication to keep policies student-centric
Back in March 2020, the company offered schools a free COVID-19 Response System, including a customisable COVID-19 Response Bot, a human-to-human live chat system and an SMS Text platform. These services are offered completely free of charge.
"The customisable COVID-19 Response Bot will help schools connect their students with important information, such as the school's operational status, where to go for treatment, and what to do to help reduce the risk of spreading the virus. We already added that information to all of our clients' AI chatbots, and we found that in many cases students needed additional support. That's why we're including our human-to-human Live Chat system in this offer. The SMS Text platform can be used to drive awareness to this communications channel for your students." said Mark McNasby, CEO of Ivy.ai.