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GM Offers Bolt EV To ‘West Wing’ Actress After Her Husband’s Tesla Model S Burst Into Flames 

Actress Mary McCormack, best known for her role on the political drama The West Wing, called Tesla out on Saturday after her husband’s Model S abruptly caught fire while in traffic, a sight she captured on video and has since been shared widely on social media. The incident caught the attention of General Motors,…Read more… […]

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GM Dumped $500 Million Into Lyft But It’s Not Really Working Out

Both General Motors and Lyft have ambitious goals to commercialize autonomous taxis in some way, but after teaming up more than two years ago, with the former investing $500 million in the latter, it seems they’ll no longer be pursuing that endeavor together.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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General Motors Just Named Its First Woman CFO

Mary Barra became the first woman CEO of a major automaker when she took charge of General Motors in 2013, and years later, she’s still mostly surrounded by men in automotive leadership positions. But in a few months, Barra will have the GM’s first-ever female chief financial officer reporting to her. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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NY Governor Andrew Cuomo Slammed By Opponent Over $1 Million Cadillac Office Grant

The one million dollars that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo granted to Cadillac in order to renovate its SoHo headquarters didn’t sit well with everyone. GOP gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro criticized the governor today, calling the grant “preposterous.”Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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GM Is Expanding Its Semi-Autonomous ‘Super Cruise’ System To All U.S. Models 

General Motors has treaded carefully with the rollout of its semi-autonomous system called Super Cruise. Until now, GM’s only made it available on the most recent Cadillac CT6s, but now the automaker is planning to expand it beyond Cadillac after 2020 and eventually to all of its U.S. brands, reports Automotive News.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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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, […]

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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…Read […]

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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 […]

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Why People In This Michigan Suburb Say General Motors Polluted Their Water Supply

MILFORD, Mich.—On the surface, Diane O’Nions lives in luxury. The suburban Detroit subdivision she has called home since 2005, The Oaks at Beach Lake, showcases beautifully crafted homes that sit on sprawling plots of land with sloping lawns and intricate landscaping. And bottled water. A lot of bottled water. Cases…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Cadillac’s Johan De Nysschen Just Couldn’t Build The SUVs Fast Enough

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.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Watch GM Employees In South Korea Destroy Their CEO’s Office 

Workers at General Motors’ troubled South Korean operations learned this week that no one will receive a bonus due to what Bloomberg summarized as a “cash crisis.” Naturally, a small contingent responded by proceeding to completely trash their CEO’s office. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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This 750-HP LS7 Crate Engine From Mercury Racing Will Solve All Of Life’s Problems

Look around you, look at all the unhappy people with their tiny engines. Cadillac CT6s and Subaru BRZs with their pathetic little 2.0-liter four bangers. McLarens running around with puny 3.8 liters, an insult to the V8 configuration. No, my friend, what you need is DISPLACEMENT. Only then will you achieve…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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General Motors Is Expanding Its Bug Bounty Program

A security researcher recently notified General Motors that they had found a way to circumvent data limits on the OnStar wi-fi hotspot systems included in many of its vehicles, grabbing unlimited free wi-fi access. The flaw was reported through GM’s 2-year-old vulnerability disclosure program and was patched within a…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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