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The VW-Ford Partnership Is Going Autonomous

Ford and Volkswagen are ready to become partners in autonomy, GM is funneling more money into trucks, and, yes, there’s a hell of a lot more Renault-Nissan drama to catch up on. All this and more in The Morning Shift for Wednesday, June 12, 2019.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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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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Trump Administration Identifies Who Will Pay For the Trade War: You

A Trump administration official contradicts Trump over the trade war with China that will affect cars and much more, Lotus is getting a ton of investment, there’s a shakeup at Fiat Chrysler, and more for The Morning Shift of Monday, May 13, 2019.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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GM Confirms It’s Making an Electric Pickup Truck

Pickup trucks are the blood that runs through Detroit automakers veins, and it’s nearly impossible to see a future without them. With Ford and Rivian recently making all this noise about preparing to introduce electric trucks in the near future, General Motors doesn’t want to feel left out. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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GM Employees to Receive Civil Rights Training After Racist Shit Happened at Ohio Plant

According to multiple lawsuits filed late last year, General Motors failed to address multiple acts of workplace racism in its Toledo transmission plant. Black workers reportedly were subjected to “whites only” signs on bathrooms, swastikas drawn on walls, were frequently called racial slurs, and nooses were left…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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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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GM to Invest $300 Million to Ramp Up Electric Car Production in Michigan

General Motors invests a lot more in domestic electric vehicle production and hopefully takes the heat off, the United Auto Workers union has another potential scandal on its hands, Ford hires a former Silicon Valley financial guru and much more for The Morning Shift of Friday, March 22, 2019.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Cadillac’s New Badging Will Give Dealers the Job of Explaining the Metric System to Americans

You may remember a time where the numbers on the back of luxury cars actually corresponded to something. That time is generally gone. But now, Cadillac, a company with absolutely no problem connecting with American car buyers, will introduce a new badge system that won’t be confusing at all. You see, it uses the…Read more… […]

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The Final Production Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Is Your Next Overpriced Radwood Car

Nostalgia is a helluva drug. Radwood is taking over as the car show for cool kids, or kids that wanted to be cool in the 80s and 90s and now are middle-aged. But forget the Japanese imports and collectible Porsches, if you want to rock Radwood you need a 1997 Cutlass Supreme.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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