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General Motors is investing in electric and self-driving vehicles, and has developed a strategy to advance sustainable mobility for customers and communities around the world. The company has been leading electric mobility for a long time, and has a vision for the future that includes zero emissions and zero congestion.

  • 00:00:00 GM is investing heavily in electric and self-driving vehicles, and is retooling plants to build these vehicles. The company has been leading electric mobility for a long time, and has developed a strategy to advance sustainable mobility for customers and communities around the world. However, in the midst of all of this, George Floyd, Ahmad Aubry, and Brianna Taylor became three more names on the growing list of black Americans who have lost their lives based on the color of their skin. I expressed my impatience and disgust with the fact that the nation seemed to be placated by asking why this happened.
  • 00:05:00 GM announces that it intends to be the most inclusive company in the world, encouraging uncomfortable conversations with its employees and starting an inclusion advisory board. The company also allocates 10 million dollars for organizations fighting racism, bigotry, and hatred. GM also shares its vision for the future, which includes zero emissions and zero congestion. The presentation includes the reasons why GM feels so confident and optimistic about the future, which includes advances in technology that are helping to accelerate the vision.
  • 00:10:00 General Motors is releasing a new battery technology called "Autumn Drive" that will allow for vehicles to have a range of up to 500-600 miles on a single charge. With this technology, the company aims to make electric vehicles more affordable and easier to use.
  • 00:15:00 GM is releasing an all-new family sharing app for their upcoming electric vehicles, which will allow up to eight people to access the vehicle and manage payments and rewards. Supercruise, GM's hands-free driving assistance system, will be available on 22 vehicles by 2023.
  • 00:20:00 The video describes General Motors' plans for electric vehicles, which include investing more than 27 billion dollars by 2025. The video also introduces the Chevrolet Bolt EV, a new electric car that will be available by this summer. Other new electric cars from GM include the Buick Electrified, the Cadillac Celestic, and the GMC Hummer EV.
  • 00:25:00 The General Motors' "Inflection Point: Putting Everybody in an EV" video showcases the new Cadillac Celestic, which is designed with an architecture that allows for more technology to be integrated into the car. The all-new Cadillac Celestic also features four-wheel steering and four quadrants of suspended particle device smart glass that allows each occupant to customize their level of transparency.
  • 00:30:00 GM has released a number of new electric vehicles, including the Cadillac Halo portfolio, the Vertole drone, and Breakdrop, a new business that reimagines commercial delivery and logistics for an all-electric future.
  • 00:35:00 Right Drop is a delivery company that is making the transition to a more sustainable future by shipping goods more efficiently. This company is using technology to help meet the needs of its customers. Right Drop has partnered with FedEx Express to provide a more reliable and sustainable transportation solution.
  • 00:40:00 In 2020, fedex express introduced the bright drop ep-1, a delivery robot designed to improve safety, security, and the timeliness of deliveries. In 2021, the company plans to expand its electric vehicle fleet with the introduction of the ev600s. Finally, in 2018, cruz, a self-driving startup backed by General Motors, reached the point where it has removed the human driver from behind the wheel of its autonomous cars.
  • 00:45:00 General Motors announced that they are partnering with Google to create a fully autonomous drive with no human backup driver. This was a big deal as it meant that they had done all the validation testing necessary for deployment. They also announced that they are donating one million dollars to the Khan Academy to help make education accessible to everyone.
  • 00:50:00 The video discusses General Motors' plans to put every person in an electric vehicle by 2021.

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