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GM’s Self-Driving Unit Cruise to Open a Seattle Office

GM’s Self-Driving Unit Cruise to Open a Seattle Office

San Francisco-based self-driving car startup Cruise Automation is expanding its operations to Seattle. The company, which is owned by General Motors, has been working with the automaker on developing autonomous technology.

FutureCar Staff 2018-11-20 15:50 PT

GM’s Maven Car-Sharing Platform to Allow Non-GM Owners to Rent Their Vehicles

GM’s Maven Car-Sharing Platform to Allow Non-GM Owners to Rent Their Vehicles

General Motors was one of the first automakers to allow owners to rent their vehicles when they are not using them and now the automaker says it will open its Maven peer-to-peer car-sharing platform to non-GM models beginning next year.

FutureCar Staff 2018-11-12 17:15 PT

Volkswagen in Talks with Ford to Invest in Self-Driving Startup Argo AI

Volkswagen in Talks with Ford to Invest in Self-Driving Startup Argo AI

Automakers are continuing to form strategic partnerships with tech companies and rivals to accelerate the development of self-driving cars. The latest being Volkswagen, who is reported to be in talks with the Ford Motor Co to work together on electric and self-driving cars.

Eric Walz2018-11-09 11:53 PT

General Motors Emails Buyout Offers to 18,000 Salaried Employees

General Motors Emails Buyout Offers to 18,000 Salaried Employees

Automaker General Motors is looking at ways to cut costs amid tariffs and other pressures from the market and announced that its sent buyout offers to 18,000 salaried employees. The buyouts were sent to GM employees with over twelve years of service.

FutureCar Staff 2018-10-31 15:12 PT

General Motors is Pushing for National Zero Emissions Program

General Motors is Pushing for National Zero Emissions Program

General Motors is pushing for a National Zero Emissions Program (NZEV) to be adopted across all 50 states starting in 2021. On Friday, GM plans to file its proposed plan to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Eric Walz2018-10-26 11:51 PT

GM, Honda Strike up Partnership to Develop an Autonomous Car

GM, Honda Strike up Partnership to Develop an Autonomous Car

Under the partnership, Honda will make a $750 million equity investment in General Motors’ Cruise subsidiary and spend an additional $2 billion over the next 12 years to jointly develop self-driving technology.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-10-03 16:00 PT

General Motors Investing $28 Million to Expand its EV Battery Lab

General Motors Investing $28 Million to Expand its EV Battery Lab

GM is investing $28 million in its Warren, Michigan battery lab as the company continues to improve its EV battery technology.

Eric Walz2018-09-07 11:28 PT

GM’s Embedded In-Dash Fuel Payment Service Goes Live at Shell Gas Stations

GM’s Embedded In-Dash Fuel Payment Service Goes Live at Shell Gas Stations

GM has begun the automotive industry's first-ever embedded, in-dash fuel payment and loyalty experience with Shell gas stations. Customers refueling their eligible Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles at Shell stations, will be able to use the Shell Pay & Save app available from the GM Marketplace to pay for their fuel directly from their vehicles' infotainment screen.

Eric Walz2018-08-17 11:44 PT

GM Seeks Tariff Protection for the Envision, a Popular Chinese-Made SUV

GM Seeks Tariff Protection for the Envision, a Popular Chinese-Made SUV

The Trump administration's tariffs on Chinese imports is threatening U.S. automaker General Motors. The detroit-based automaker is seeking to exempt the China made Buick Envision sport utility vehicle to prevent the key model in the brand’s U.S. lineup from becoming a victim of the U.S. China trade war.

Jeremy Carlton2018-08-03 17:53 PT

General Motors’ Maven Launches Peer-to-Peer Car-Sharing Service

General Motors’ Maven Launches Peer-to-Peer Car-Sharing Service

With its new peer-to-peer car sharing service, Maven is allowing owners to make some money off of their cars when they’re not being used.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-07-28 09:00 PT

GM Quietly Working On Launching its Robo Taxi Service in San Francisco

GM Quietly Working On Launching its Robo Taxi Service in San Francisco

Since General Motors acquired San Francisco-based autonomous driving startup Cruise Automation in 2016 for $1 billion, the two companies have been laying the groundwork and testing autonomous technology for a commercial launch of a robo taxi service using an autonomous fleet of Chevy Bolt EVs. Now, more details of the project have been revealed.

Eric Walz2018-07-03 18:28 PT

Honda Partners with GM to Develop Next-Gen EV Batteries

Honda Partners with GM to Develop Next-Gen EV Batteries

​General Motors and Honda announced an agreement for new advanced chemistry battery components, including the cell and module, to accelerate both companies’ plans for all-electric vehicles.

Eric Walz2018-06-07 10:54 PT

GM’s Super Cruise Autonomous Driving System Coming to Other Models

GM’s Super Cruise Autonomous Driving System Coming to Other Models

General Motors is expanding its Super Cruise autonomous driving system, which allows drivers to ride hands-free on the highway, to Cadillac’s entire lineup starting in 2020 and later to other GM brands.

Jacky Ho2018-06-06 12:38 PT

GM Now Plans to Introduce 20 New Electric Car Models in China by 2023

GM Now Plans to Introduce 20 New Electric Car Models in China by 2023

General Motors is ramping up the launch of electric vehicles in China, the world’s largest market for electric and plug-in-hybrid vehicles. The U.S. automaker announced plans to introduce 10 more new energy vehicles (NEVs) in the China market between 2021 and 2023, in addition to its existing plans to launch 10 EV models between 2016 and 2020.

Eric Walz2018-06-05 12:36 PT

SoftBank's Vision Fund to Invest $2.25 Billion in GM Cruise

SoftBank's Vision Fund to Invest $2.25 Billion in GM Cruise

General Motors announced today that the SoftBank Vision Fund will invest $2.25 billion in GM Cruise to support the company’s plans to commercialize autonomous vehicle technology at large scale. GM will also invest $1.1 billion in GM Cruise upon closing of the transaction.

Eric Walz2018-05-31 11:13 PT

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.

Derrick Smith2018-05-10 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.

Jeremy Carlton2018-04-24 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

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