2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value More From Roadshow Post a comment 50 Photos 2020 Cadillac CT5 brings a new look for the brand’s sedans to New York 0 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better More about 2019 Cadillac Escalade Platinum Auto Tech Future Cars Enlarge ImageIt’s more complicated than simply adding a few wires and hard drives here and there. General Motors Having a bunch of tech is no good if it doesn’t receive the juice it needs to operate alongside the myriad other systems, all of which have their own demands. That’s why GM has a new electronic architecture in the works.General Motors on Monday unveiled its latest electronic platform. “Platform” in this case doesn’t refer to the metal structure hiding beneath the car’s body panels. Rather, it covers the electronic underpinnings of the car, focused entirely on the wiring and components that provide the car with modern connectivity. It’ll give GM’s future cars the bandwidth they’ll need to pack all the latest in-car tech.The platform is capable of handling up to 4.5 terabytes of data processing per hour, which GM says is five times more than its current electronic architecture can handle. That should provide a boost to GM’s Super Cruise system, which needs to crunch a whole bunch of data to do its job. At the same time, various components inside the car should be able to talk with each other — and with systems outside the vehicle — even faster, because the new platform supports Ethernet connections up to 10 Gbps.So what will all this extra bandwidth permit? Well, GM didn’t speak too much to specifics, but it did promise more capacity for over-the-air updates, eliminating frustrating trips to the dealer and allowing for more content to show up after the fact. It should also give a boost to Super Cruise, which GM said will evolve, but it didn’t say how exactly. The automaker also made mention of improved cybersecurity, but it only said that there will be “additional protective features at the hardware and software levels.”It won’t be long before we get to experience this upgrade. GM’s new electronic platform will enter production later this year, and it’ll make its first appearance on the upcoming Cadillac CT5 sedan. GM hopes that it will be introduced on “most vehicles within GM’s global lineup” by 2023. Cadillac Tags 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Share your voice Review • 2019 Cadillac Escalade review: Large, luxurious and long in the tooth General Motors
Hindustan Unilever reported disappointing earnings for the quarter ended 31 December, 2015. Net profit fell sharply by 22.4% year-on-year to Rs 971 crore, while revenues grew at a modest 2.7% to Rs 7,981 crore from Rs 7,774 crore in the corresponding period in fiscal 2015.The overall volume growth was 6%.”The growth in the quarter continued to be impacted by the phasing out of excise cuty incentives and price de-growth, as the benefit of lower commodity costs was passed on to consumers,” the company said in a statement.”Net Profit at Rs.971 crores was impacted by the exceptional income from the sale of properties in the base quarter and provisions for restructuring & select contested matters,” it added.”In an environment of moderating growth and benign input costs, we remain focused on innovation and market development to drive volumes competitively whilst improving operating margins,” said Harish Manwani, Chairman, Hindustan Unilever, in his statement.Its soaps and detergents business grew by just 1%, which was attributed to price deflation due to falling input costs, which was passed on to consumers.Personal products grew by 5% while growth in the beverages segment remained unchanged at 7%.Falling crude oil prices benefitted the company during the quarter under review, with cost of material dropping to Rs 2,689.39 crore, down 7.4% from Rs 2,860.63 crore in the corresponding quarter ended 31 December, 2014.On Friday, shares of Hindustan Unilever hit a new 52-week low of Rs 776.60 on the BSE before closing at Rs 804.15, down 2.7% from its previous close.The company’s advertisement expenses fell marginally to Rs 1,137.79 crore during the third quarter ended December 2015, though the company’s brands continue to figure in the list of leading brands advertised on television. For the week ended 8 January, 2016, three of the company’s brands were on the list of top 10 brands, according to Broadcast Audience Research Council, India.The company’s rival, Proctor & Gamble Hygiene & Healthcare, will be declaring its results on 6 February, 2016.