Tag Archives: General Motors

General Motors Is Getting Into The Electric Bicycle Business, But Still Think Crowdsourcing Its Name Is A Good Idea

GM has seen the writing on the wall. They’re acutely aware that cars are not, and likely cannot be, the future of mobility. Cities are getting more crowded by the day, wages are stagnant, we’ve heard it all before. For people in those large cities, perhaps a small foldable electric bike is the lower-cost future, and…

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Cadillac Ends $1,800-a-Month Car Subscription Service

General Motors seems hellbent on tearing down the house that former Cadillac CEO Johan de Nysschen built, and now, according to the Wall Street Journal, that includes the $1,800 a month Book by Cadillac subscription car program.

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The Holden Time Attack Concept Racer Is a 1,340 HP Cry for Help

Holden lost a lot of cool points when GM wrapped up production of the V8 Commodore in Australia last year after 69 years, but the company has seemingly taken the time it now has not producing V8 muscle cars to work out an unbelievable and actually impossible electric time attack race car with 1,340 horsepower. So…

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Honda’s Pledging $2 Billion Towards a Joint Autonomous Project With GM

More and more automakers are investing in autonomous tech and today GM announced they’ll be joining up with Honda to build an autonomous vehicle, with a lot of money promised to change hands.

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GM’s Interesting Aero Patents Could be Used In Mid-Engine and Hybrid Cars

General Motors has filed a flurry of patent applications for active aerodynamic systems over the past couple of years, and the latest set of approved ones could have some interesting uses on cars we’ve been keeping our eyes on. One of the patents shows an active aero system specifically for a mid-engine vehicle, while…

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Toyota’s Idea of Driverless Cars Still Includes a Driver

Toyota’s driverless vision, the UAW corruption probe widens, Volkswagen gives Trump a win, and more await you in this is The Morning Shift for Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018.

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GM’s Plan to Test Autonomous Cars in New York City Seems to Have Gone up in Smoke

Just short of a year ago, General Motors garnered widespread national attention by announcing it planned to start testing autonomous cars on the busy streets of Manhattan in “early 2018.” But the automaker’s pilot has yet to launch, and no one is willing to publicly offer a detailed explanation for the delay. What…

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GM Is Being Sued by a Graffiti Artist for Featuring His Work in an Ad Campaign

Swiss artist Adrian Falkner, who signs his work as Smash 137, has filed a lawsuit against General Motors for featuring his commissioned graffiti artwork in a Cadillac campaign ad, claiming the automaker’s photos featured on social media infringed on the copyrights of his work.

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GM Cruise Prepping Launch Of Driverless Car Pilot In San Francisco: Emails 

General Motors has said it wants to deploy a fleet of self-driving Chevy Bolts for a commercial ride-sharing service at some point in 2019. But ahead of that, GM’s self-driving unit, GM Cruise, is aiming to deploy autonomous cars without a driver at the wheel as part of a pilot program in San Francisco that, emails…

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GM Settles Lawsuit With Motorcyclist Over Crash With Self-Driving Chevy Bolt

General Motors has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by a motorcyclist who alleged in January that one of the automaker’s self-driving Chevy Bolts knocked him off his bike in a California crash. The settlement for the case, the first known to involve an autonomous car crash, comes as GM moves to quickly accelerate the…

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