Trending In Social Media This Week: GM Goes On Electric Hiring Spree, Hyundai And Toyota

December 3, 2010

Social Car News has partnered with real-time online buzz tracker OneRiot to bring you a weekly report on what's trending in the automotive social media world. Each week we monitor discussions across all platforms, including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, Digg, MySpace, and blogs, to bring you the trending topics in automotive.

This week's trending topics:

  • Toyota has told its U.S. dealer body that they will pay for a secondary repair to Camrys recalled for sticking accelerator pedals. [Reuters and CNBC]
  • All major automakers saw double digit sales increases in November except Toyota, which is still being affected by a string of recent safety recalls. Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, Nissan, Hyundai and Honda all reported healthy sales increases. [MSNBC and Huffington Post]
  • Hyundai is seriously considering shutting down its largest plant in Korea due to a continued strike by its temporary workers. Threre, subcontracted employees have been demanding permanent positions since November 15. The plant produces both the Verna and new Accent. [Economic Times]
  • GM announced that it will hire 1,000 engineers and researchers in Michigan during the next two years. These new employees will play a key role in the development of electric cars and hybrids. [cnet]
  • Toyota has committed to repair 650,000 Priuses worldwide due to faulty water pump. The faulty water pumps can cause the vehicles to lose power while driving. This is not a recall, but a voluntary service action. [Bloomberg]

Social Car News and OneRiot

Social Car News and OneRiot

About OneRiot:
OneRiot is an advertising network for the realtime social web. The company’s proprietary Trending Topic engine supports the realtime processing of millions of conversations happening across social services like Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Digg, and other social networks. OneRiot analyzes this streaming data to surface the most buzzed about topics on the social web in realtime to deliver the content people care about right now

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