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I Bet We Can Identify This Car That’s Being Used To Launch A Very Early Drone Aircraft

Most people don’t realize just how long unmanned aircraft have been around; basic autopilot technology is well over a century old, and radio-controlled drones pre-date WWII. This exciting picture shows a GM A-1 drone from 1946, being launched by a great-looking car. What is that car?Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Here Is How Cadillac Finally Figured Out How To Take On The Germans

We have covered many times how Cadillac was once the so-called “standard of the world,” but has struggled in recent decades to regain some market share from the German luxury car brands. But now, Cadillac finally has a tool to score customers and it’s not a product or some fancy technology—it’s decent lease deals on…Read […]

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GM To Start Building Carbon Fiber Truck Beds: Report

General Motors has plans to introduce carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic materials in their ‘lightweighted’ pickup truck beds as an effort to meet increasingly stringent fuel economy standards and customer expectations, according to this report from Automotive News. Now how about those bear cage commercials?Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Safety Group Says There’s ‘Nothing Safe’ About GM’s New App That Lets Drivers Buy Stuff In The Car

General Motors announced its new Marketplace app, meant to allow drivers to order things by poking their infotainment screens on the road, Tuesday. It was only a few hours later when the National Safety Council was all over the folks at GM, reminding them that maybe shopping while driving isn’t a great idea.Read more… Continue […]

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California DMV Ditches Rule to Limit Liability for Self-Driving Car Manufacturers

California regulators have shot down what appeared to have been a very ill-advised plan to let self-driving car manufacturers dodge liability for crashes if the cars weren’t maintained to industry-written specifications, the Associated Press reported. No such maintenance requirements exist for standard human-driven…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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