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Carmakers Know Where You Go -- And You Can't Get Them To Delete The Data

Carmakers Know Where You Go -- And You Can't Get Them To Delete The Data

Big data is a very big deal. To be sure, it has plenty of useful applications, like helping us navigate traffic jams and tracking down criminals, all thanks to the aid of GPS devices, traffic cameras, and other gadgets. But there's an insidious side to big data, too. Businesses of every stripe... read more

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Blind driver Steve Mahan in Google's Self-Driving Toyota Prius, March 2012

NHTSA Attorney Calls Autonomous Cars "Premature"

Autonomous cars are on the fast track: Toyota has promised to launch early versions of self-driving vehicles by the mid-2010s, with other automakers to follow. But at least... read more November 21, 2013 by 


 
Car lot

Transaction Prices Climb In October (And GM Is Happy To See It)

If you went shopping for a new car last month and found the prices higher than usual, you weren't imagining things. According to KBB, transaction prices climbed a full... read more November 1, 2013 by 


 
GM's Dan Akerson with the 2015 Chevrolet CNG-Capable, Bi-Fuel Impala

2015 Chevrolet Impala Will Run On Gas...And Natural Gas

Forty years ago today, the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries launched an oil embargo against the U.S. in retaliation for America's support of Israel during... read more October 17, 2013 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

GM Raises Prices On 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra

If you're looking for a sweet deal on a new pickup truck from Chevrolet or GMC, the pickings just got a bit slimmer. According to AutoNews, GM has raised prices on 2014... read more October 15, 2013 by 


 
Screencap from Tesla website, included in complaint to California DMV from dealers

GM Follows Tesla's Lead, Plans To Sell Directly To Online Shoppers

Tesla has made plenty of headlines the past couple of years -- not just because its Model S sedan is selling better than critics expected (despite the occasional fire), but... read more October 7, 2013 by 


 
Cadillac's Super Cruise system undergoing testing.

GM's Super Cruise Puts (Almost) Autonomous Cars On The Road By 2020

Hot on the heels of last week's announcement that Nissan would bring autonomous cars to showrooms within seven years comes word from General Motors that it plans to offer its... read more September 3, 2013 by 


 
Powermat wireless charge pad in Chevrolet Volt

Next Year, GM Cars Will Charge Your Phone Without Wires

It's a sad fact: for some drivers, our dashboards and center consoles look increasingly like the backs of our home televisions. There are wires plugged into stereos, cables... read more August 23, 2013 by 


 
Chevrolet Spark & Sonic models add Apple's voice-activated Siri software to MyLink

Apps To Arrive In GM Vehicles By Late 2013

We've known for some time that apps are coming to cars. The writing's been on the wall since the debut of Apple's App Store in 2008, which is about the time that apps began... read more May 31, 2013 by  1


 
Briarwood Elementary School in Moore, Oklahoma, two days after being destroyed by a tornado

One Week Later: Automakers Show Support For Oklahoma

On Monday, May 20, a tornado touched down in the town of Moore, a suburb of Oklahoma City. Tornadoes are a fact of life in the Midwest, but this one was far from ordinary --... read more May 28, 2013 by 


 
2013 Cadillac ATS

If GM Builds An Affordable RWD Chevrolet, How Should It Look?

Last week, General Motors' North American president, Mark Reuss mused about the possibility of adding a high-volume, rear-wheel drive car to the Chevrolet lineup. That made... read more May 6, 2013 by  8


 
Most GM models will offer 4G LTE mobile broadband from 2014 onwards

GM's Partnership With AT&T Could Bring Ads To Your Dashboard

Back in February, we told you about General Motors' new partnership with AT&T, which will make 4G LTE and wi-fi hotspots available in most GM vehicles, starting next... read more May 3, 2013 by 


 
2013 Ford Flex

GM, Ford To Build Nine-, Ten-Speed Automatics Together

General Motors and Ford will partner to build a new generation of automatic transmissions--nine-speed and ten-speed automatics that the companies will use to boost fuel... read more April 15, 2013 by  3


 
Most GM models will offer 4G LTE mobile broadband from 2014 onwards

Mobile Wi-Fi Coming To Millions Of GM Cars, Courtesy Of AT&T

If you work with Ray LaHood, you might want to stay out of his way this morning -- not because he lost any Oscar bets (though he might've, we don't know), but because General... read more February 25, 2013 by  1


 
2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid  -  First Drive, 10/2012

Poll: Toyota Recovers U.S. Reputation, As Chrysler And GM Lag

Toyota hasn't just bounced back, with one of the strongest reputations among automakers in the U.S. It is the most highly regarded auto-sector company in the U.S. So says one... read more February 12, 2013 by  1


 
Baltimore Ravens Quarterback Joe Flacco receives a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Beyoncé, Super Bowl XLVII, And The Case Of The Missing 2014 Chevrolet Corvette

None of us expected to see an ad from General Motors during Sunday's Super Bowl broadcast. In fact, the company announced months ago that it would bypass the costly... read more February 5, 2013 by 


 
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