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GM develops new resistance spot welding process for aluminum

New Welding Technique Should Lead To More Aluminum In GM Cars

General Motors has developed what it says is an industry-first aluminum welding technology, which allows it to use more aluminum in the construction of its cars rather than heavier conventional materials. This will lead to lighter and more fuel efficient cars from the automaker going into the... read more

September 25, 2012 by
 
GM CEO Dan Akerson and his 1958 Chevrolet Corvette that will be sold for charity

GM CEO’s Personal 1958 Chevy Corvette To Be Auctioned For Charity

A 1958 Chevrolet Corvette finished in Regal Turquoise will be auctioned off for charity, with all proceeds going to aid Habitat for Humanity Detroit, a nonprofit organization... read more August 17, 2012 by


 
Spyker's propeller logo.

Spyker Suing General Motors For $3 Billion Over Saab Bankruptcy

Spyker N.V has announced the filing of a $3 billion lawsuit against General Motors, alleging that it deliberately forced Spyker-owned Saab into bankruptcy by blocking a... read more August 6, 2012 by


 
2013 Opel Adam

Opel Loses New Design Boss

Just two weeks after Opel CEO Karl-Friedrich Stracke announced his resignation from the top job, David Lyon, Opel’s recently appointed head designer has reportedly... read more July 31, 2012 by


 
GM working on vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-X communications systems

GM Working On Cars That Use Smartphone Signals To Detect Pedestrians

Several automakers have introduced advanced technology in their cars that can read the road ahead and anticipate whether a vehicle in front is slowing down or a pedestrian or... read more July 26, 2012 by


 
2013 Opel Adam

Opel Appoints New Interim Chief

Opel has announced that Thomas Sedran, one of the struggling automaker’s strategy heads and chief of operations, will serve as interim chairman until a permanent... read more July 18, 2012 by


 
OnStar partners with RelayRides on peer-to-peer car rentals

OnStar Partners With RelayRides On Peer-To-Peer Car Sharing: Video

It’s no secret that, aside from high-dollar collector models, cars are a depreciating asset. Worse, you’re paying for your car even when you’re not using... read more July 17, 2012 by


 
2013 Opel Adam

Opel Boss Steps Down Amid Rising Concerns In Europe

This year Opel turns 150, but the company has very little to celebrate, with news emerging overnight that Karl-Friedrich Stracke, president of General Motors Europe and the... read more July 13, 2012 by


 
BMW headquarters

BMW, GM End Cooperative Talks On Fuel Cell Development

Earlier this week we brought you a report that BMW and Toyota were entering into a cooperative agreement on hybrid system and fuel cell technology. It comes as no surprise... read more June 27, 2012 by


 
BMW ActiveHybrid

BMW Committed To Hybrid Deal Despite PSA And GM Alliance

In 2010 BMW and France’s PSA Peugeot Citroen signed a deal to expand their already successful powertrain cooperation to include hybrid component development for... read more June 22, 2012 by


 
GM design chief Ed Welburn presents the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Concept

Opel Designer Appointed Design Chief Of Buick And Cadillac

As General Motors celebrates the 85th anniversary of its GM Design organization, which today employs more than 1,900 talented designers in 10 advanced studios located around... read more June 19, 2012 by


 
Darren McKeage's Tosa Street Car supercar design

GM-Engined GrabCAD Supercar Set For Production In 2013

Very few people get to design cars for a living, and even fewer of those will pen the next supercar. However, one lucky and particularly talented individual that we know of... read more June 6, 2012 by


 
Design team at Holden

Inside Look At Holden’s Design Center: Video

We recently ran a post detailing some design processes utilized by the Buick team when penning new models. Today, another General Motors subsidiary, Holden, is in the... read more May 15, 2012 by


 
2014 Chevrolet Impala

Cadillac's CUE Likely To Migrate To Other GM Products

CUE, short for Cadillac User Experience, is GM’s high end infotainment system, scheduled to debut in the upcoming Cadillac XTS sedan. After learning from mistakes made... read more May 4, 2012 by


 
GM CEO Dan Akerson (left) and PSA Peugeot Citroen CEO Philippe Varin

GM And PSA Peugeot Citroen Form Alliance, Plan Joint Models

General Motors and France’s PSA Peugeot Citroen announced this week the creation of a long-term and broad-scale global strategic alliance, which they hope will leverage... read more March 1, 2012 by


 
LFX V-6 engine for 2012 Buick LaCrosse

GM Developing Pair Of Twin-Turbo V-6 Engines: Report

About two years ago we first brought you news that General Motors was developing a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine that, coupled with direct-injection technology... read more February 24, 2012 by


 
 

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