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General Motors, Microsoft & Cruise to Work Together on the Development of Commercial Self-driving Vehicles

General Motors, Microsoft & Cruise to Work Together on the Development of Commercial Self-driving Vehicles

Cruise, General Motors and Microsoft have announced a long term strategic partnership on the accelerate the development of commercial self-driving vehicles. San Francisco-based Cruise is the self-driving subsidiary of GM. Microsoft and Cruise will bring their software, hardware and cloud computing capabilities to the partnership, while GM will provide is expertise in vehicle manufacturing at scale.

Eric Walz2021-01-19 10:00 PT

General Motors Provides an Update on its Plans for a ‘Zero Emissions’ Electric Future at CES 2021

General Motors Provides an Update on its Plans for a ‘Zero Emissions’ Electric Future at CES 2021

With its first new logo in 50 years unveiled last week, U.S. automaker General Motors is getting ready for its electrified future. GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra delivered the opening keynote at this year's virtual CES where she shared some updates on the company's vision of an electrified future. The automaker want to put everyone into an electric vehicle.

Eric Walz2021-01-12 16:50 PT

GM's Super Cruise Hands-Free Driving Feature Coming to the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali

GM's Super Cruise Hands-Free Driving Feature Coming to the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali

With Ford announcing that the F-150 is going to get similar hands-off technology, it looks like General Motors doesn’t want to fall behind in the pickup truck wars.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-12-12 07:45 PT

GM’s Autonomous Driving Division Cruise Deploys its Self-driving Vehicles in San Francisco Without Human Backup

GM’s Autonomous Driving Division Cruise Deploys its Self-driving Vehicles in San Francisco Without Human Backup

GM’s Autonomous Driving Division Cruise said it was deploying five self-driving vehicles in San Francisco without human backup drivers. Cruise chief executive Dan Ammann made the announcement in a conference call Wednesday morning. Cruise was granted a permit in October that allows it to test autonomous vehicles in the city without a driver behind the wheel.

Eric Walz2020-12-09 16:05 PT

General Motors Forced to Recall Nearly 6 Million Vehicles Due to Defective Takata Airbags

General Motors Forced to Recall Nearly 6 Million Vehicles Due to Defective Takata Airbags

​U.S. automaker General Motors will recall millions of vehicles due faulty airbag inflators, which can injure occupants if the vehicle’s airbags are deployed during an accident. The airbags in question were supplied by Japanese auto supplier Takata Corporation and are installed in GM vehicles beginning in the 2007 model year through 2014.

Eric Walz2020-11-23 10:45 PT

General Motors to Boost Investments to $27 Billion for the Development of New Electric Vehicles as the Company Transforms for the Future

General Motors to Boost Investments to $27 Billion for the Development of New Electric Vehicles as the Company Transforms for the Future

U.S. automaker General Motors (GM) is going all in on electrification in a bid to gain some ground on Tesla and other rival automakers with billions in new investments. The automaker’s total investments to develop new electric vehicles now totals $27 billion through 2025, which is more than half of GM's capital spending.

Eric Walz2020-11-19 13:00 PT

General Motors Plans to Further Boost its Multi-Billion Dollar Investment in EVs, Sources Say

General Motors Plans to Further Boost its Multi-Billion Dollar Investment in EVs, Sources Say

General Motors CEO Mary Barra plans to announce the company’s revised and accelerated EV strategy on Thursday, which is reported to include billions in new investments. The move is also to convince investors it can be a serious competitor to electric automaker Tesla in the future, which is now the world's most valuable car company.

Eric Walz2020-11-18 10:45 PT

General Motors Adding 3,000 High-Tech Jobs in its Push Towards Electrification & Vehicle Connectivity

General Motors Adding 3,000 High-Tech Jobs in its Push Towards Electrification & Vehicle Connectivity

As U.S. automaker General Motors plans for an electric future that includes self-driving cars and software-as-a-service (SaaS), the company is looking to add thousands of high-tech roles. GM announced on Monday its hiring 3,000 employees through the first quarter of 2021 for new roles in fields such as software engineering, IT and design. The move will also increase diversity and inclusion and contribute to GM’s overall electrification strategy.

Eric Walz2020-11-09 16:35 PT

GM Renames is Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant 'Factory ZERO’ to Represent the Automaker’s Future

GM Renames is Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant 'Factory ZERO’ to Represent the Automaker’s Future

GM's Detroit Hamtramck assembly plant is being retooled to become the company's premier electric vehicle plant where the automaker will build many of its future EVs. The factory is also getting a new name that aligns with GM’s corporate mission of a future with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.

Eric Walz2020-10-16 11:15 PT

GM’s Autonomous Driving Division Cruise Granted Permit to Deploy its Self-Driving Vehicles in San Francisco Without Safety Drivers Onboard

GM’s Autonomous Driving Division Cruise Granted Permit to Deploy its Self-Driving Vehicles in San Francisco Without Safety Drivers Onboard

In a blog post on Thursday, GM’s autonomous driving division Cruise announced it was granted a permit to operate its self-driving vehicles without a human safety driver behind the wheel, becoming the fifth company granted the new permit in California. However, Cruise will be the first to deploy autonomous vehicles without safety drivers within the city of San Francisco.

FutureCar Staff 2020-10-15 15:50 PT

General Motors’ Future EVs Will Be Powered by a Family of 5 New Interchangeable ‘Ultium Drive’ Units

General Motors’ Future EVs Will Be Powered by a Family of 5 New Interchangeable ‘Ultium Drive’ Units

U.S. automaker General Motors (GM) shared an update today on its new Ultium electric vehicle powertrains, which will power the automaker's future electric vehicle line up. The Ultium powertrain family includes five different units which are configurable for rear wheel, front wheel and all-wheel-drive electric models.

FutureCar Staff 2020-09-16 10:30 PT

General Motors CFO Unexpectedly Departs to Take Role at Online Payment Startup Stripe

General Motors CFO Unexpectedly Departs to Take Role at Online Payment Startup Stripe

U.S. automaker General Motors has lost one of its top executives with Chief Financial Officer Dhivya Suryadevara unexpectedly departing the company. Suryadevara is leaving the Motor City for Silicon Valley, where she was named CFO of the online payments startup Stripe.

Derrick Smith2020-08-11 11:30 PT

General Motors & EVgo to Triple the Size of the Largest Public EV Charging Network in the U.S.

General Motors & EVgo to Triple the Size of the Largest Public EV Charging Network in the U.S.

U.S. automaker General Motors has teamed up with the EV charging infrastructure operator EVgo to triple the size of its U.S. charging network, building more than 2,700 new fast charging stations in cities throughout the U.S. The Los Angeles-based company currently owns and operates the nation's largest public fast charging network for electric vehicles in the U.S.

Eric Walz2020-07-31 09:30 PT

GM Reports a Loss of $806M in Q2, But Strong Demand for its Trucks Helped Offset the Impact of the Pandemic

GM Reports a Loss of $806M in Q2, But Strong Demand for its Trucks Helped Offset the Impact of the Pandemic

U.S. automaker General Motors announced its second quarter earnings on Wednesday and it appears that the automaker has weathered the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic better than analysts had predicted.

Eric Walz2020-07-29 15:45 PT

GM’s Annual Sustainability Report Confirms its Commitment to Electric Vehicles With 12 New Models Coming by 2023

GM’s Annual Sustainability Report Confirms its Commitment to Electric Vehicles With 12 New Models Coming by 2023

U.S. automaker General Motors (GM) released its tenth annual sustainability report on Thursday. The latest sustainability report confirms the automaker's commitment to electrification. The report outlines GM’s plans to introduce 12 new fully-electric models by 2023 and that the recent pandemic has not caused any delays in the launch of the new models.

Eric Walz2020-07-17 14:30 PT

General Motors is Developing an Electric Van for Business Customers to Stave Off Tesla

General Motors is Developing an Electric Van for Business Customers to Stave Off Tesla

U.S. automaker General Motors is developing a fully-electric van aimed at business users, including shipping companies. The van will be built at the automaker’s Detroit-Hamtramck plant in Michigan. GM does “don’t want to leave the door open for Tesla” as they did in consumer passenger cars, sources say.

Eric Walz2020-06-04 09:45 PT

General Motors Begins Site Prep on its $2.3 Billion Joint Venture EV Battery Plant in Ohio

General Motors Begins Site Prep on its $2.3 Billion Joint Venture EV Battery Plant in Ohio

General Motors has started site preparations for its new joint venture electric vehicle battery factory in Lordstown, Ohio. The plant will produce the advanced Ultium battery cells for GM’s future electric vehicles together with South Korean battery maker LG Chem.

FutureCar Staff 2020-05-20 14:00 PT

General Motors Announces a $20 Billion Investment Electrification and Reveals its New Global EV Platform as the Automaker Looks to Take on Tesla

General Motors Announces a $20 Billion Investment Electrification and Reveals its New Global EV Platform as the Automaker Looks to Take on Tesla

U.S. automaker General Motors announced today it’s making a $20 billion investment by 2025 in electrification, including new EV architecture, new models and battery cell development. The announcement was part of the automaker’s “EV Day”, an event where GM shared its strategy to grow its electric vehicle sales and transition towards an electric future.

Eric Walz2020-03-04 12:00 PT

GM’s Self-Driving Arm Cruise Granted Permit to Pick Up Passengers in its Robotaxis in California

GM’s Self-Driving Arm Cruise Granted Permit to Pick Up Passengers in its Robotaxis in California

Cruise LLC, the self-driving arm of General Motors, was granted a permit from the California Public Utilities Commission to carry passengers in its self-driving vehicles in the state. Cruise joins six other companies with a permit in California to carry passengers in self-driving vehicles, including Waymo, the company that spun out of Google’s self-driving car project.

FutureCar Staff 2020-02-27 16:05 PT

General Motors Updates its Mobile App to Make EV Charging Easier for Customers

General Motors Updates its Mobile App to Make EV Charging Easier for Customers

General Motors has made enhancements to its “Energy Assist” feature in the “myChevrolet” mobile app so electric vehicle drivers can find the nearest EV charging station.

FutureCar Staff 2020-02-20 16:45 PT

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