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General Motors to enable over-the-air software upgrades by 2023

General Motors Co. on May 20 introduced a new electronic platform that enables over-the-air software updates for its vehicles.

The Detroit-based company said the new platform allows functionality upgrades throughout the lifespan of the vehicle. It will be used for General Motors' electric vehicles, active safety, infotainment and connectivity features, and Super Cruise drive assistance feature, according to the release.

The technology supports an electronic system that can manage up to 4.5 terabytes of data processing power per hour, the company said. It added that the processing capability is five times higher compared to its current electrical architecture and has additional protective features at the hardware and software levels to ensure security.

The automaker plans to upgrade most of its global models with the new platform by 2023. The new electrical system will be first installed in the 2020 Cadillac CT5 sedan, which will go into production this year.