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General Motors, Cruise Unveil Modified Chevrolet Bolt EVs As First Self-Driving Car For Mass Production

General Motors and Cruise Automation have launched a modified version of the Chevrolet Bolt as the first self-driving-capable vehicle in mass production. However, this does not mean that customers can go driverless any time soon.

Car Tech September 11, 2017

General Motors Recalls 800,000 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra Trucks Worldwide Over Power Steering Defect

General Motors issued a vehicle recall covering about 800,000 units of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra worldwide. The pickup trucks may have a problem with their power steering systems that could cause the driver to lose control.

Car Tech August 7, 2017

Tesla Claims Throne As America's Most Valuable Carmaker From General Motors

Tesla has surpassed General Motors as the most valuable automobile manufacturer in the United States, with a market cap of $51.5 billion. The company's rise shows the increasing focus on electric vehicles and powerful software.

Business Tech April 11, 2017

GM Exits Europe, Selling Opel And Vauxhall Brands To Peugeot SA: $2.33B Deal Announced

GM has officially announced a $2.33 billion deal with Peugeot SA for the Opel and Vauxhall brands. This marks GM's exit from Europe and positions PSA as the second-largest automotive company in the region, trailing only Volkswagen.

Business Tech March 6, 2017

General Motors Launches Monthly Car Rental Service With Maven Reserve: Parking, Insurance And More Included

GM just announced a new car rental service called Maven Reserve, which allows users to rent a Chevrolet Tahoe or Volt for 28 days. The monthly rental comes with a number of perks including insurance, parking, $100 in gas credit and more, but it's not cheap.

Business Tech March 3, 2017

GM To Unleash Thousands Of Autonomous Bolts By 2018 To Crush Competition

General Motors is said to be rolling out thousands of automated Chevrolet Bolts early next year. If true, this mass deployment means it has vaulted past its competitors in terms of the level of technology developed.

Car Tech February 19, 2017

GM Will Pay $1 Million Fine To Settle Ignition Switch Case

General Motors has reportedly agreed to pay a sum of $1 million to the SEC as settlement fee for its ignition switch scandal. The faulty ignition switch is linked to 124 deaths and 275 injuries.

Business Tech January 20, 2017

Walmart Opens 10,000 New Retail Jobs In The US In 2017

Retail company Walmart has revealed plans to create 10,000 new retail jobs in the United States this year, joining large companies such as General Motors and Amazon in committing to enhancing domestic employment.

Business Tech January 18, 2017

General Motors To Start Self-Driving Chevy Bolt EV Production And Testing In Michigan

General Motors has expanded the Chevy Bolt tests in southern Michigan with plans to hit the roads of Detroit next year. The fully autonomous vehicle is also currently undergoing public testing in California and Arizona.

Car Tech December 16, 2016

Maven, GM’s Car-Sharing Service, Lands In Its 9th Market: Hello, San Francisco

Maven, General Motors’ car sharing service, announced that it will offer its service in San Francisco as well. The GM high-tech cars will be rentable via smartphone from busy areas of the Bay City.

Car Tech October 16, 2016

General Motors, US Army Unveil The Monstrous Chevrolet Colorado ZH2: Massive Reinforced Body, 37-Inch Tires, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Tech

General Motors and the U.S. Army have unveiled the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2, a modified version of the midsize Colorado. The vehicle is bigger with a reinforced frame and is powered by hydrogen fuel cell technology.

Car Tech October 5, 2016

Faraday Future Strikes Deal With LG Chem For Electric Car Batteries

Faraday Future reached an agreement with LG Chem to build a next-generation battery technology that could potentially have the highest density in the auto industry. The battery's density determines the range that an electric vehicle could cover.

Car Tech October 4, 2016

GM's New Chevrolet Bolt EV To Start At $29,995 After US Federal Tax Credit

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt all-electric vehicle, which is capable of 238-mile range, will come in two variants: the base model and the Premier version. They will be available later this year.

Car Tech September 20, 2016

GM Asks US Regulators For One-Year Delay On Takata Airbag Recall

General Motors wants the NHTSA to give it another year before recalling the Takata airbags from its vehicles. Until then, the carmaker will be internally testing the safety devices.

Car Tech September 17, 2016

General Motors Recalls 4.3 Million Vehicles Due To Airbag Defect

General Motors identified a software problem in the latest recall of 4.3 million cars. It keeps the airbag from deploying during a type of crash preceded by what GM considers events that affect vehicle dynamics.

Car Tech September 11, 2016

General Motors Recalls 368,000 Vehicles Due To Defective Windshield Wipers

General Motors has recalled a large number of vehicles due to problems that could cause the windshield wipers from working properly. It's not a life threatening issue, but it could lead to one in certain circumstances.

Car Tech August 29, 2016

Lyft Is Not Seeking A Buyer, According To Lyft President John Zimmer

Lyft President John Zimmer is dispelling rumors that Lyft is looking for a buyer. The acquisition offers it is reviewing are all part of the 'normal course of business.'

Business Tech August 23, 2016

After Rejecting General Motors, Lyft Struggles To Find A Buyer

Lyft is struggling to find a buyer after turning down General Motors in its interest to acquire the ridehailing service. Lyft reportedly approached Apple, Microsoft, Alphabet and even Uber, but so far the talks have failed to seal any deal.

Business Tech August 20, 2016

Lyft Rejects General Motors' Acquisition Bid

General Motors has expressed interest in buying Lyft, but the ridehailing company reportedly declined the proposal. GM's acquisition bid suggests the carmaker is hoping to foray deeper into the ridehailing sector.

Business Tech August 13, 2016

Express Drive: GM And Lyft Extend Car Rental Service To California And Colorado

The Express Drive car rental program of General Motors and Lyft will now be extended to San Francisco, Los Angeles and Denver. The combination of a car rental and ridehailing service is an alternative to car ownership.

Business Tech July 12, 2016

Chevrolet 4G LTE Data Plan Prices Slashed Down As Usage Went Up

Chevrolet is reducing the prices of its 4G LTE data plans, making it more accessible to customers. Here's how much you have to pay now with the updated options.

Car Tech June 30, 2016

Volkswagen's $14.7 Billion Diesel Emissions Scandal Settlement Is Most Expensive In Auto Industry

Volkswagen will pay $14.7 billion to settle legal claims concerning the 2015 emissions scandal. The amount is the largest class-action settlement in the U.S. to date.

Business Tech June 28, 2016

GM SUV Owners Could Soon Get $900 Debit Cards

General Motors will compensate car owners who bought a 2016 model GM SUV with an incorrect fuel economy sticker. Customers can choose between a debit card worth $450 to $900 or a 48-month/60,000-mile protection plan from GM.

Business Tech May 21, 2016

GM Dieselgate: Opel Summoned To Appear Before German Committee Looking Into Emissions Controls

Germany’s transport ministry wants General Motors’ Opel, one of the company’s core brands in Europe, to appear before an investigative committee on the issue of suspected emissions rigging. Opel is scheduled to make an appearance next week.

Car Tech May 14, 2016

Buick Verano Compact Sedan Reportedly Exiting US Market Next Year As Crossovers Gain More Ground

The sale of General Motor's Buick Verano will reportedly be discontinued in the U.S. come 2017. The move is in response to a change in customers’ demands, wherein crossovers are now becoming more popular than sedans.

Car Tech May 11, 2016

GM And Lyft To Test First Fleet Of Self-Driving Chevy Bolt Taxis

In January 2016, General Motors has invested $500 million in transportation company Lyft. The Wall Street Journal now reports that Lyft and GM will be ready to start testing a fleet of self-driving Chevy Bolt taxis within a year.

Car Tech May 6, 2016

General Motors Will Temporarily Shut Down 4 Plants In North America: Why?

General Motors will temporarily shut down four of its assembly plants in North America. What is the reason behind the planned closures, which will affect more than 13,000 employees?

Business Tech April 23, 2016

More Than A Million GM Trucks Are Affected By This Recall

The issue involves the GMC Sierra 1500 and the Chevrolet Silverado's seat belts.

FUTURE TECH April 15, 2016

GM Recycles Water Bottles To Build Part Of Its Chevy Equinox

If you're ever in the crossover SUV, you'll probably never even notice it.

FUTURE TECH April 14, 2016

Young Buyers In China Love The Cadillac: Report

Cadillac has recently broken ground in China, and young Chinese drivers are the company’s new target market. The luxury car's cutting-edge design and technology and affordable prices are some of the reasons why young buyers in China love Cadillac.

FUTURE TECH March 26, 2016

Lyft And GM Launch Express Drive Rental Program: Here Are The Details

Lyft and General Motors team up in launching their Express Drive rental program. Here are the details that we know so far.

Business March 15, 2016

Thanks To AI: Cars Of The Future Will Not Allow You To Fall Asleep While Behind The Wheel

New artificial intelligence-powered systems are being developed to monitor the drivers of vehicles. Once drivers are detected to be sleepy or suffering from road rage, the systems will allow the vehicle to respond.

FUTURE TECH March 14, 2016

Ford Says Hello To Silicon Valley With New Car-Sharing And Autonomous Technology Unit

In an industry energized by the promise of autonomous vehicles and similar technologies and services, carmaker Ford is stepping up its game and ramping up its presence in Silicon Valley. The future, after all, is fast threatening the sales models of these traditional auto companies.

FUTURE TECH March 12, 2016

General Motors To Acquire Self-Driving Startup, Ramping Up Autonomous Plans

GM expects Cruise Automation's software range to help accelerate its self-driving technology.

FUTURE TECH March 11, 2016

Volkswagen Chief Sparks New Company Culture, Recruiting From Other Automakers

CEO Matthias Mueller has filled senior positions by poaching the likes of General Motors and Apple, as VW tries to get out of the trudge of its emissions scandal.

FUTURE TECH February 23, 2016

General Motors Creates Dedicated Team For Autonomous Cars, Electric Vehicles

Under the announcement, GM's vice president for global product, Doug Parks, will assume his new post as VP for autonomous technology and electric vehicles on Feb. 1.

FUTURE TECH January 29, 2016

Baby Corvette Returns After 45-Year Break With Impressive Opel GT Concept [Video]

A bit ahead of the Geneva Auto Show, Opel unveiled the latest concept for Opel GT. The company balanced classical design and futuristic lines, all built on a powerful and cost-efficient platform.

FUTURE TECH January 29, 2016

Toyota Still King Of Automotive World, Only Company To Sell More Than 10 Million Vehicles In 2015

Toyota has retained its spot as the top-selling automobile manufacturer in the world for the fourth straight year. The company beat Volkswagen and General Motors for the crown, with sales of 10.15 million vehicles in 2015.

Business January 27, 2016

General Motors’ Maven vs. Uber vs. Lyft: What’s The Difference?

General Motors has officially launched its own ride-sharing service called Maven. The automaker will roll out a fleet of self-driving cars that riders will be able to unlock, start and customize at a tap of a button.

Business January 26, 2016

General Motors Bets On Car-Sharing With New Maven Brand

General Motors has launched a new car-sharing service called Maven which will enable people to rent cars for as little as $6 per hour. The service will initially be launched at Ann Arbor, Michigan, with other U.S. cities to follow suit.

Business January 21, 2016

General Motors Acquires Sidecar, Reportedly Planning Its Own Ride-Sharing Service 'Maven'

This comes after the automaker already invested $500 million into Lyft and amidst reports that GM is planning to launch its own transportation service.

FUTURE TECH January 19, 2016

18 Car Manufacturers Agree On New Safety Pact With Auto Regulators

The agreement includes General Motors, Fiat Chrysler and Tesla, to name a few, and vows to help bolster vehicle safety while cutting down on road fatalities.

FUTURE TECH January 15, 2016

General Motors Trolls Tesla, Testing 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Outside Competitor's Headquarters

GM wants Tesla to know that it's a player in the electric vehicle space, too, and that its Bolt will challenge the upcoming Model 3.

FUTURE TECH January 12, 2016

New Chevy Bolt EV Is The First Truly Consumer-Friendly Electric Vehicle: The Car For Everyone

The new Chevy Bolt EV, with a price point that’s less than $30,000 and a 200 mile-range on a single charge, undoubtedly makes it the world’s first consumer-friendly electric car. The car is expected to come in full production early next year.

Automotive Tech January 8, 2016

General Motors Announces 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV With 200 Mile Range For Around $30,000

The ultra-connected model is also the automaker's first all-electric vehicle to offer both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, even including a gaming feature, allowing the car's owners to vie for bragging rights via a Top 100 board for miles per charge.

FUTURE TECH January 6, 2016

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