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GM's Super Cruise Puts (Almost) Autonomous Cars On The Road By 2020
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 own lineup of autonomous cars by the year 2020. Well, almost. The 2020 deadline seems firm; the problem is the "autonomous"...Read More»

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 running to chargers jammed into cigarette lighters, wires hastily wrapped and thrown over shifter knobs. When will the madness...Read More»

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 taking center stage in our daily lives. The problem automakers face is making those apps work efficiently and safely...Read More»

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 -- a fact proven by the numbers we use to describe it: 200 mph winds, 1.3 miles wide, a path of destruction 17 miles long, 377...Read More»

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 us wonder: if Reuss follows through, how will this hypothetical performance ride look? If you keep up with car news, you...Read More»

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 year. That's great news for consumers. It means improved connectivity for navigation, entertainment, and add-on services like...Read More»

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 economy across their lineups. The U.S. automatic have worked together in the past to engineer automatic transmissions, to reduce...Read More»

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 Motors has announced a deal with AT&T that will bring mobile internet service to millions of GM vehicles next year, if...Read More»

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 of the preeminent measures of company reputation, the 2013 Harris Poll Reputation Quotient (RQ), from Harris Interactive...Read More»

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 commercials associated with the big game. But Chevrolet's communications chief Michael Albano had been dropping hints that GM's bowtie...Read More»

Car lot
Auto Incentives Dropped 12% In January, But Transaction Prices Fell, Too

Incentives continued their long, slow decline in January, but according to TrueCar, transaction prices fell, too, which could soften the blow for bargain-hunters. On average, incentives slipped 12.2% between December 2012 and January 2013, coming to rest at $2,274 per vehicle. The pickings are...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-5
Saab Owners: Warranty Protection Is Just A Few Clicks Away

Own a recent Saab? Worried about your warranty now that the automaker has gone belly-up? Well, put those concerns to rest, because Saab Automobile Parts North America (SPNA) has just announced the Saab Secure program. Saab Secure is geared toward owners of Saab vehicles from 2010 and 2011. (The...Read More»

Cadillac ELR
GM Is First U.S. Automaker To Sell 1 Million 30-MPG Cars In A Year

People in the health and fashion industries are fond of saying things like, "30 is the new 20". Now, automakers are saying it, too -- at least when it comes to fuel economy. Thirty miles per gallon is a sweet spot in the auto industry -- far better than the underwhelming 20 mpg threshold, but not...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Volt
GM Plans To Make 500,000 Electrified Cars A Year By 2017

Yesterday, General Motors made a provocative announcement: by 2017, the company plans to produce 500,000 electric and partially electric vehicles each year. To put that in perspective, in 2011 GM sold just over 9,000,000 vehicles worldwide. If the U.S. auto industry continues its rollicking pace --...Read More»

Election 2012
Election 2012: Lies, Deceptions, And Dumb Things Said About Cars

Whew! It's finally over. Almost. When Election 2012 gets filed away in some extraterrestrial media-storage device, we hope the rest of the universe looks on us with a sense of pity--because this year's silly season has been sillier than usual. Especially when it comes to cars. At times, it seemed...Read More»

General Motors' Vice President for Global Quality and U.S. Customer Experience, Alicia Boler-Davis
General Motors Works Overtime To Keep Customers Happy

Back in January, J.D. Power and Polk released some interesting data about customer-retention rates in the auto industry -- or, in everyday language, brand loyalty. The two research firms came up with slightly different statistics, but both agreed that companies like Ford were making real progress...Read More»

2013 Buick Enclave
2013 Buick Enclave Priced From $39,270

The popular, three-row SUV known as the Buick Enclave received a makeover for the 2013 model year -- and so did its pricing. The Enclave now starts at $39,270, which is a bit higher than the 2012 model's current sticker price of $36,500. Of course, as Bengt Halvorson points out in his review of the...Read More»

Michelle Obama at a soundcheck before the 2012 Democratic National Convention
Democratic Platform Says: We (Re)built This Auto Industry

Last week, the GOP issued its official Republican Party platform, and in that long, winding document were several items of interest for drivers -- namely, a statement against pay-as-you-drive taxes for motorists and harsh criticism of the Environmental Protection Agency. Hopefully, you had the...Read More»

General Motors Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan
GM To Dems & GOP: No More Cars For Your Conventions

Since 1980, General Motors has provided cars to both Republicans and Democrats for their national conventions -- and it's done so free of charge. But according to a report in Detroit News, that policy has come to a screeching halt. Typically, GM has supplied the conventions with several hundred...Read More»

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