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GM’s Cruise Self-Driving Prototypes Are Riddled With Technical Glitches, Safety Concerns: Report

Last time we checked in on General Motors’ Cruise autonomous-vehicle arm, it was worth a surprising $19 billion, because the dream of a self-driving world is one people are willing to dump loads of cash into, growing skepticism or not. That $19 billion, though, has apparently gotten Cruise a whole lot of on-road…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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GM’s New Electrics Could Be Why the Mid-Engine Corvette Isn’t Here Yet

If you hated General Motors’ current infotainment system, then rest assured with the knowledge that a replacement is on its way. And it’s not just a replacement for the infotainment, either—it seems like there’s an update from the ground up. Unfortunately, this update may or may not have delayed GM’s other big…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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GM’s New Electrics Could Be Why the Mid-Engine Corvette Isn’t Here Yet

If you hated General Motors’ current infotainment system, then rest assured with the knowledge that a replacement is on its way. And it’s not just a replacement for the infotainment, either—it seems like there’s an update from the ground up. Unfortunately, this update may or may not have delayed GM’s other big…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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General Motors Will Build a New Chevy Bolt-Based Electric Car in Michigan

GM’s been making headlines lately because of plant shutdowns and job cuts, but now for some not-terrible news: The company says it will add 400 jobs in Michigan as it invests $300 million into a new electric car, which will be sold in addition to—and based on the architecture of—the Chevrolet Bolt.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Here’s Why the Quad 4 Was One of GM’s Most Important Engines Ever

In the 1980s, General Motors was hurting badly. It was the Roger Smith era, during which the company’s U.S. market share would end up dropping from the mid 40 percent range to the mid 30s. To help stop the bleeding, The General needed something to compete with the imports. More specifically, it needed an efficient,…Read […]

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Honda to Close Its Only British Car Plant in 2021, but Says It Isn’t Because of Brexit

Honda plans to close its only car plant in the UK, the European Union says it’ll fight back in a trade war with the U.S., Carlos Ghosn gets ready for trial, General Motors puts its money where its SUVs are, and McLaren stands by its anti-SUV mindset. All of this and more in The Morning […]

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Amazon and GM’s Investment in Rivian Could Jump-Start The Electric Pickup Truck Game

Two big companies might be getting serious about electric truck and SUV startup Rivian, luxury automakers fall behind “mainstream” ones in reliability, Tesla scrambles to send Model 3s to China and more for The Morning Shift of Wednesday, February 13, 2019.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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GM Employees Say Racist Shit Is Still Happening at Ohio Plant After Multiple Lawsuits

Last November, a suit filed in federal court alleged that General Motors failed to address workplace racism at its transmission plant in Toledo, Ohio. “Whites only” bathroom signs and nooses left hanging were just a few of the things black workers said they were subjected to. And it seems like the behavior hasn’t…Read more… Continue […]

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Black Supervisors Allege GM Did Nothing to End Racial Harassment in Toledo Plant

Last November, a lawsuit came to light that alleged General Motors’ transmission plant in Toledo, Ohio had become a hotbed of racism. After enduring nooses hung in public spaces and “whites only” bathroom signs, several black workers teamed up to sue GM. Now, more information has come to light as former supervisors…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Strong U.S. New Vehicle Sales Are Ending Soon but Trucks Still Make All the Money

Analysts predict the end of the car-sales party coming soon, Detroit’s Big Three duking in out with truck sales all the same, Mercedes-Benz is still the king of luxury here and more in The Morning Shift for Friday, Jan. 4, 2019.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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GM Renews ‘Zora’ Trademark as Mid-Engine Corvette Nears Production

The mystical mid-engine Corvette has been rumored to be called the Zora before. Obviously, we have no proof until the damn thing finally debuts, but we do have clues. One of them is a trademark that General Motors filed at the United States Patent and Trademark Office last month. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Get Ready to Say Goodbye to GM’s $7,500 Electric Car Tax Credit

Saying farewell to tax credits for certain electric vehicles in the United States, Carlos Ghosn’s jail time, record EV sales in Norway and payment extensions for people affected by the U.S. government shutdown. All of this and more in The Morning Shift for Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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