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GM trademarks DriveScription, potential name for subscription service

General Motors may be preparing to dive further into the car-subscription segment. The automaker filed to trademark the DriveScription name with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on August 27. GM Authority first discovered the trademark filing on Tuesday, which was filed to the goods... read more

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Ford says no thanks to GM's 9-speed automatic

After General Motors and Ford committed to co-developing new 9- and 10-speed automatic transmissions, Ford has passed on the former. Per the agreement, Ford took on work for... read more April 24, 2018 by


 
Amazon In-Car Delivery Option

Amazon will now deliver packages to your car

Select Amazon shoppers now have a new option for delivery of their purchases: the trunk of their car. Amazon announced the new service on Tuesday and it will roll out for... read more April 24, 2018 by


 
GM launches personal mobility brand: Maven

GM to test AirBnB-style program for cars

General Motors is positioning itself for a subscription-based future with its Maven personal mobility and car-sharing service, and its next step may set its sights on the... read more March 14, 2018 by


 
GM patent for twin-charged high-compression hybrid powertrain

GM patented a ridiculously high-compression twin-charged hybrid powertrain

The latest General Motors patent underscores how busy the automaker's powertrain engineers have been. The automaker received a patent approval for a high-compression... read more December 14, 2017 by


 
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

GM to use carbon fiber in next-generation pickup beds?

General Motors has made efforts to slash weight from its vehicles, and its next-generation full-size pickup trucks might get the most surprising lightweight solution yet... read more December 7, 2017 by


 
GM Marketplace to allow drivers to shop and order food in-car

You can now order coffee, donuts, or GM products right from a GM vehicle

General Motors wants to make it easier to order your Starbucks coffee, find the nearest Shell station, or even reserve a table at the local TGI Fridays. On Tuesday, the... read more December 6, 2017 by


 
2019 GMC Sierra 1500 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 spy shots

Earlier this week we brought you spy shots of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Today we have the first shots of the pickup’s corporate cousin, the 2019 GMC Sierra... read more November 8, 2017 by


 
2018 Chevrolet Sonic

Service, not protectionism, is why American car brands suffer in Japan

It's something that has bothered numerous U.S. leaders for decades: Why do American automakers struggle to gain a foothold in the world's third-largest auto market, Japan?... read more November 7, 2017 by


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Elon Musk is "full of crap" with self-driving car promises, says GM exec

Automakers and technology companies from around the world continue to press forward with their autonomous-driving technologies, but a handful remain standouts. Arguably... read more October 16, 2017 by


 
GM Cruise Automation self-driving Bolt EV

GM buys lidar developer for self-driving car projects

General Motors continues to pursue an ambitious self-driving car agenda. It recently acquired Cruise Automation to help speed up development of its own self-driving cars. Now... read more October 10, 2017 by


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV self-driving prototype

GM is testing a ride-sharing app for self-driving electric cars

General Motors envisions a future in which self-driving cars aren't simply owned personally; they also pick up and drop off individuals. Along with its Cruise Automation... read more August 10, 2017 by


 
2017 Opel Insignia Grand Sport

GM's sale of Opel to France’s PSA Group is complete

General Motors and French automaker PSA Group on Tuesday announced the completion of the sale of Opel. Its acquisition of Opel means PSA Group is second only to the... read more August 1, 2017 by


 
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CEO Mary Barra says GM will employ over-the-air updates before 2020

Although some automakers—notably Tesla—have been utilizing over-the-air (OTA) updates for years in its vehicles, many others have shied away from the technology... read more July 26, 2017 by


 
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GM sued over potentially cheating diesel emission tests, but not by feds

The state of diesel-powered passenger vehicles has been precarious since Volkswagen's scandal broke nearly two years ago. Since then, other automakers have been accused of... read more May 26, 2017 by


 
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GM to end sales in India, manufacturing in South Africa

General Motors on Thursday made major announcements concerning its operations in India and South Africa. The automaker confirmed that it will cease sales in India by the end... read more May 18, 2017 by


 
 

 
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