Tag Archives: General Motors

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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Six Months Later, GM Still Hasn’t Received A Permit To Test Self-Driving Cars In New York 

In October, General Motors made a big splash by announcing it was applying for a permit to test autonomous cars in New York State, with plans to deploy vehicles on the busy streets of Manhattan in “early 2018.” But more than six months later, the automaker has yet to receive final approval for the necessary permit to…

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Morrissey to GM CEO: Vegan Cars

Speaking on behalf of floppy-haired environmentalists everywhere, casually racist angst man Morrissey urged General Motors to offer vegan-friendly versions of its hybrid and electric vehicles on Monday.

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The Real Reason Why General Motors Once Sold A Turbo Lotus

In the early 2000s, Lotus (the world’s pluckiest car company) built a turbocharged mid-engine convertible for General Motors (the world’s least plucky car company) called the Speedster. The problem is now nobody can exactly agree why. So we talked to Lotus and got to the bottom of it.

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GM Will Outsource Vans To Make More Mid-Sized Trucks

General Motors will start delegating construction of Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans to heavy truck outfit Navistar in 2017. GM says they want more room in their own factories to increase production on Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks.

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America’s Auto Factories Pivot To Meet Our Insatiable Demand For Trucks And SUVs

Good Morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.

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