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GM Sees Personal Ownership & Customization of Self-Driving Cars

GM Sees Personal Ownership & Customization of Self-Driving Cars

Although industry analysts are predicting a decline in car ownership as car sharing and on-demand mobility services take hold, General Motors foresees a future where self-driving cars are still customizable and personally owned.

FutureCar Staff 2018-05-10 17:43 PT

Ford to Cease Production of Sedans as it Looks to Boost Profits

Ford to Cease Production of Sedans as it Looks to Boost Profits

Ford Motor Company, one of the most storied automotive brands, said it will stop producing full and mid-size sedans, as it shifts towards battery-powered SUVs, crossovers and light trucks.

Eric Walz2018-04-25 15:49 PT

Buick Velite 6 Hybrid is GM’s First Vehicle in its Ambitious EV Plan

Buick Velite 6 Hybrid is GM’s First Vehicle in its Ambitious EV Plan

Buick has unveiled a new vehicle for the Chinese market – the Velite 6 that’s available as a fully-electric vehicle and a plug-in hybrid.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-04-25 08:30 PT

Amazon to Start Delivering Packages Directly to the Trunk of Your Car

Amazon to Start Delivering Packages Directly to the Trunk of Your Car

Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer is launching a delivery option called ‘Amazon Key In-Car’, which turns the trunk of your car into a mobile mailbox, so you can receive your Amazon deliveries when away from home.

FutureCar Staff 2018-04-24 10:48 PT

GM Appoints New Cadillac President After U.S. Sales Fall

GM Appoints New Cadillac President After U.S. Sales Fall

General Motors has unexpectedly replaced the U.S. head of its Cadillac luxury brand, as it struggles to compete against German and Japanese luxury automakers in the U.S.

Eric Walz2018-04-18 11:33 PT

China to End Foreign Ownership Caps on Local Auto Companies by 2022

China to End Foreign Ownership Caps on Local Auto Companies by 2022

​China said it will end foreign ownership caps on local auto companies by 2022 and will remove restrictions on new-energy vehicle (NEV) ventures this year, a major shift that will open the doors to one of the world’s largest automotive markets to foreign carmakers such as Tesla.

Eric Walz2018-04-17 17:17 PT

Experts Believe Autonomous Cars Should Meet Specific Standards After Fatal Accidents

Experts Believe Autonomous Cars Should Meet Specific Standards After Fatal Accidents

Before letting driverless cars free on streets, experts believe they should be able to meet specific standards on their ability to detect hazards.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-04-15 09:30 PT

Buick Enspire Electric Concept SUV to Debut in China on April 17

Buick Enspire Electric Concept SUV to Debut in China on April 17

The General Motors Buick brand continues to distance itself from its stodgy past with the global debut of the Enspire, an all new all-electric concept SUV. The vehicle will be unveiled at Buick Brand Night on 17 April in Wuzhen, Zhejiang.

FutureCar Staff 2018-04-09 18:13 PT

The American Center for Mobility Autonomous Test Site Opens in Michigan, Partners With Microsoft

The American Center for Mobility Autonomous Test Site Opens in Michigan, Partners With Microsoft

The American Center for Mobility (ACM), a dedicated test ground in Michigan for autonomous vehicle technology, held its official grand opening.

Eric Walz2018-04-05 12:15 PT

CTO of GM Owned Cruise Automation Abruptly Leaves the Company

CTO of GM Owned Cruise Automation Abruptly Leaves the Company

Cruise Automation, the company supplying General Motors with its self-driving technology is losing its Chief Technology Officer A.G. Gangadhar, who has worked for less than a year at the company.

Eric Walz2018-03-29 12:08 PT

Chevrolet Bolt Becomes Best-Selling EV in California

Chevrolet Bolt Becomes Best-Selling EV in California

Tesla may be considered the king of electric vehicles in the U.S., but General Motors’ Chevrolet Bolt outsold Tesla’s EVs last year.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-03-08 10:05 PT

Navigant Research Names GM, Waymo as Leaders in Autonomous Segment

Navigant Research Names GM, Waymo as Leaders in Autonomous Segment

Other top-rated automakers on the list include: Daimler-Bosch, Ford, Volkswagen Group, BMW-Intel-FCA, and Aptiv.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-03-04 19:30 PT

Lyft Opens its First European Hub to Develop Autonomous Driving Technology

Lyft Opens its First European Hub to Develop Autonomous Driving Technology

San Francisco-based ride hailing company Lyft, Uber’s main rival in the U.S, has announced its first official expansion into Europe. However, Lyft will not to pick up passengers yet, it has opened its office in Munich, Germany to work on autonomous driving technology.

Eric Walz2018-01-31 13:33 PT

General Motors Faces Similar Issues in China, U.S. With EVs

General Motors Faces Similar Issues in China, U.S. With EVs

While China is dictating what automakers do in the future, automakers moving towards selling electrified vehicles in the country are facing similar issues elsewhere as in the United States.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-01-28 09:00 PT

GM President Dan Ammann Discusses The Cruise AV Self-Driving Car in New Video

GM President Dan Ammann Discusses The Cruise AV Self-Driving Car in New Video

GM President, Dan Ammann, recently spoke with CNBC to discuss GM’s latest Cruise AV self-driving car and explained the vehicle in greater detail.

Eric Walz2018-01-23 13:06 PT

General Motors Racing to Make Profitable EVs by 2021

General Motors Racing to Make Profitable EVs by 2021

General Motors CEO Mary Barra recently stated that the American automaker hopes to make profitable electric vehicles by 2021 by following three crucial steps.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-01-20 09:00 PT

SPECIAL FEATURE: Unraveling the DNA of the Car of the Future, Part One

SPECIAL FEATURE: Unraveling the DNA of the Car of the Future, Part One

This multipart special feature looks at the rapid advancements in the automobile over the past twenty years, to the car of the future. From the humble beginnings of the electric car, to fully autonomous, internet connected vehicles equipped with advanced safety systems, powered entirely by electricity.

Eric Walz2017-12-12 10:00 PT

‘Human-Driven Vehicles Are on Their Way Out:’ Former Vice Chairman of GM

‘Human-Driven Vehicles Are on Their Way Out:’ Former Vice Chairman of GM

Automotive industry veteran Bob Lutz, recently wrote an editorial for Automotive News where he made some bold claims on the future of human-operated cars.

Vineeth Joel Patel2017-11-19 16:00 PT

2018 CADILLAC CT6 TEST DRIVE: Move Over Tesla, GM's 'Super Cruise' is the Real Deal

2018 CADILLAC CT6 TEST DRIVE: Move Over Tesla, GM's 'Super Cruise' is the Real Deal

Futurecar got first-hand experience driving a 2018 Cadillac CT6 that was equipped with GM’s Super Cruise hands-free driving system and came away extremely impressed.

Vineeth Joel Patel2017-10-31 11:37 PT

Oct 9th, 2017 News of the Day: Renault launches its own new energy subsidiary to develop grid products

Oct 9th, 2017 News of the Day: Renault launches its own new energy subsidiary to develop grid products

Oct 9th, 2017 News of the Day

Lydia2017-10-09 16:35 PT

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