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GM's Cruise Automation upgrades self-driving test cars, Cadillac to offer Super Cruise self-driving tech on full lineup
GM's Cruise Automation upgrades self-driving test cars, Cadillac to offer Super Cruise self-driving tech on full lineup

General Motors on Friday said on a conference call for investors that its Cruise Automation self-driving car subsidiary is now using more advanced test vehicles that retain steering wheels and gas and brake pedals. The latest Cruise test cars have more advanced and less obtrusive sensors. The...Read More»

GM Lordstown Ohio
Schoolchildren write letters to GM CEO, plead to reconsider Ohio plant's future

School districts near an assembly plant General Motor said in November it plans to close have teamed up with the United Auto Workers union to carry out a letter-writing campaign to the automaker's CEO. The students were tasked with penning their "Christmas wish" of keeping the facility open...Read More»

2016 Chevrolet Tahoe
US government investigating 2.7M GM trucks, SUVs

The NHTSA opened a probe into 2.7 million General Motors trucks and SUVs over braking ability that may deteriorate over time. The government agency said it has received 111 complaints that surround the matter and nine of them include crashes drivers attribute to the potential defect. Two of the...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Equinox
IIHS: Automatic emergency braking reduces crashes in GM vehicles

Sometimes technology is a good thing. New research presented by the IIHS Tuesday shows automatic emergency braking systems helped reduce the number of collisions and crash-related injuries in General Motors vehicles. The independent safety body said optional front crash prevention systems (which...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV added to Maven car- and ride-sharing fleet in Los Angeles, California
GM's Maven car-share service will add outside brands next year

General Motors' Maven car-share will make a big change next year. The brand's Peer Cars service let users share non-GM vehicles, Automotive News (subscription required) reported on Monday. The move could be a step toward Maven allowing users to rent out non-vehicle items, too. Peer Cars gives Maven...Read More»

GM Cruise AV self-driving car
Honda invests $2.75B in GM's self-driving car division

Honda on Wednesday said that it would invest $2.75 billion over the next 12 years in Cruise, General Motors' self-driving car operations. Initially, Honda will pump $750 million into Cruise in exchange for a 5.7 percent share in GM's autonomous car development arm. MORE: California DMV: Many...Read More»

Chevrolet Cruise AV self-driving car
World's largest tech fund pumps $2.25B into GM self-driving car unit

GM Cruise, the tech division of automaker GM that recently showed off a self-driving Chevrolet Bolt EV devoid of a steering wheel, is ready to shift into overdrive. That's because SoftBank Vision Fund said Thursday that it will invest $2.25 billion into GM Cruise in exchange for a 19.6 percent...Read More»

Renault Symbioz self-driving car concept
Industry vet Bob Lutz: Driving will be over in 20 years

The fate of the automobile is already sealed, as is your legal right to drive one — both of which will be confined to history books and country clubs in two decades time. The culprit of such a transformative shift in society: self-driving cars. That’s the official prognostication of...Read More»

Chevrolet Bolt EV Cruise Automation test mule in San Francisco
GM's Cruise Automation to test self-driving cars in Big Apple

General Motors-owned Cruise Automation is applying to begin testing fully-self driving cars in the Empire State, according to an announcement from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. The news comes just a month after another Cruise Automation announcement that it intends to test its self-driving...Read More»

Chevrolet Bolt EV Cruise Automation test mule in San Francisco
GM looking to let public test its self-driving cars

GM’s Cruise Automation plans on letting members of the general public test its self-driving cars, pending regulatory approval. Cruise Anywhere is its ride-hailing service, which is currently limited to GM employees in the San Francisco area. As with other early tests of autonomous technology...Read More»

Who leads the autonomous car patent race? (chart by Statista)
New study of self-driving cars puts Google at the back of the pack

Every few months, we learn a bit more about the state of self-driving cars and who's winning the race to bring them to market. Depending on the criteria being used, the rankings can shift pretty dramatically, as we can see in a new report from Germany's Cologne Institute for Economic Research. That...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV added to Maven car- and ride-sharing fleet in Los Angeles, California
Awkward: GM may get into the ridesharing game, despite partnerships with Lyft & Uber

In January 2016, General Motors announced a major partnership with Lyft--like, $500 million major. Before the year was through, GM had revealed that it was developing a fleet of self-driving taxis with Lyft; that it would rent cars to wannabe Lyft drivers on the cheap; and, weirdly, that it would...Read More»

The Great Wall of China
Fiat Chrysler may have found a buyer in China, but who?

For nearly three years (and maybe longer), Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has been looking for a pal, a partner to help him improve the FCA lineup and lay a strong foundation for the company's future. After being rebuffed and left-swiped by a handful of potential soulmates, he may have finally...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Silverado
2014-2017 Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC models recalled (again) for airbag, seatbelt issue

Last September, General Motors issued a recall for 3.64 million vehicles registered in the U.S. The reason? Software that controlled those vehicles' safety devices--namely, airbags and seatbelt pretensioners--might occasionally slip into "test" mode, which would prevent the devices from being...Read More»

2017 Tesla Model 3, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017
Tesla and GM running neck-and-neck to be the most highly valued automaker in America

April 2017 was such a simpler time. Philanderer Robert Bentley was moving out of the Alabama governor's mansion. Freshly approved Supreme Court justice Neil Gorsuch was moving into his new digs. And supermodels everywhere believed that Fyre Festival would be a glorious frolic in the sun instead of...Read More»

2015 Chevrolet Silverado High Country HD
GM sued over excess emissions in Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra Duramax Diesel

Today's auto news headlines read like a warped version of Oprah Winfrey's infamous car giveaway: "You're getting sued for excess diesel emissions! And you're getting sued for excess diesel emissions! Everyone's getting sued for excess diesel emissions!" We say that because General Motors is now...Read More»

2017 Buick LaCrosse
2017 Buick LaCrosse recalled for suspension problem: 11,246 U.S. vehicles affected

General Motors is recalling the 2017 Buick LaCrosse due to a potential problem with the car's suspension. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 11,246 vehicles registered in the U.S. will need to be repaired as a result. The problems with the LaCrosse are rooted in the...Read More»

Gavel. Image: Brian Turner
Supreme Court confirms that new GM can be sued for old GM's ignition switches

Today's auto news headlines are dominated by stories about self-driving cars, ride-sharing companies, and exploding airbags. But just three years ago, ignition switches were the dominant topic of conversation--specifically faulty ignition switches manufactured by General Motors. You might've...Read More»

2018 Cadillac CT6 with Super Cruise
GM swings back at Tesla with Super Cruise self-driving software

Yesterday, Tesla slipped past General Motors to become America's most highly valued automaker. Now, GM says that it's planning to equip one of its luxury sedans, the Cadillac CT6, with "the industry’s first true hands-free driving technology"--a not-so-subtle jab at Tesla's well-known...Read More»

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