Pontiac started out as a companion brand to Oakland and the name came from another General Motors acquisition, Cartercar. They became the sports brand within the group and were lost during the Global Financial Crisis of 2008.
The MCV CH4 was named after the chemical number of the intended power source – methane. However it ended up running on good old fashioned gasoline, with one full car built. It was another failed supercar project.
Cyber security is going to become a major issue as more cars reach the roads with autonomous technology. Every car will generate vast amounts of data to be secured.