Cruise Automation has purchased Strobe, a startup company that says it has made a “LIDAR on a chip” that cost 99% less than traditional LIDAR sensors.
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GM is ramping up its electric car plans. It will have 2 new models within 18 months and 20 by 2023. It also is working on a fuel cell powered commercial chassis with dual motors and four wheel steering.
General Motors is considering removing six sedans from its product mix, including the Chevy Volt. A plug-in hybrid SUV using the Voltec powertrain may appear in 2020.
The Transportation Department is considering new rules for V2V systems. Some love the idea, others hate it. and some say the proposed system uses obsolete technology.
Reports are swirling that General Motors is consider selling its Opel and Vauxhall divisions to PSA. Why would GM forego selling millions of cars in the European market? We may have some answers.
Industry sources say Chevrolet will lose $9,000 on each Bolt it sells. How can it afford to do that?
Two days after the election, the big 2.5 in Detroit have fired off a letter to the Trump transition team asking for relief from the fuel economy and emissions regulations promulgated by the EPA.
Ganesh Srivats, Tesla’s vice president for sales in North America, hints that the company is ready to introduce a complete rethink of its sales model. As tantalizing as that may be, Srivats declined to offer any details or timeline.
Idemitsu Lubricants is the first to make an ultra-low viscosity oil that exceeds GM’s lastest dexos-1 standard. It helps modern engines achieve the highest fuel economy ratings possible.
GM says it would like to take over leadership in diesel engine technology now that Volkswagen has fumbled the ball so badly. It also wants to use more CVTs in its cars.
GM says it will compensate drivers of 2016 SUVs that were sold with incorrect fuel economy information by offering them a debit card or an extended warranty. About 130,000 customers are involved/
Plug-in hybrid cars are coming to China. That country strongly encourages the manufacture and sale of low or zero emission cars, which it calls “new energy vehicles.” In addition to financial incentives, people who buy one are entitled to register it immediately. Owners of conventional cars with internal combustion engines have to enter a lottery. […]
GM has agreed to purchase autonomous driving start-up Cruise Automation of San Francisco for $1 billion. The company will become part of GM’s self-driving car development group.
General Motors has assembled a new team of top engineers to be responsible for autonomous driving systems in all GM cars.
General Motors is beginning its new Maven car sharing service with 21 cars in Ann Arbor, Michigan, but plans to rapidly expand in coming years.
GM is starting a new online portal to sell off lease, rental and company cars. Each will come with extended factory warranties. Is this another “innovation” inspired by Tesla?
Honda and General Motors are close to forming a partnership to bring plug-in hybrid cars to market as soon as possible. The agreement should help them both secure better prices from suppliers.
GM has formed a partnership with Lyft to build self driving cars and develop an autonomous ride sharing service. No timeline has bee announced. GM will invest $500 million in the project.
General Motors will get half the electricity it needs to operate its Arlington, Texas truck assembly plant from wind power over the next fourteen years.
After Chevrolet announced the new Volt would not be released in Europe, a French group called Association Amperistes et Amis des Véhicules Rechargeable placed a petition on change.org intent on reversing the decision. The petition is directed at General Motors, Chevy’s parent company, which has decided not to release the newest Volt in Europe due […]