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  • VW's use of Terminal Mode

    New technology is exciting, but like most exciting things it's also fraught with peril -- and that's doubly true for developers. Think of all the tsoris caused by the great VHS vs. Beta battles of the 1980s, or the far more recent Blu-ray vs. HD DVD war, both of which cost manufacturers billions of dollars and left consumers holding heaps of obsolete devices. The next great battleground is shaping up to be your car's dashboard, but a new consortium of automakers hopes to nip conflict in the bud by setting early standards, which could save headaches -- and lives -- down the road. Here's the...

  • OnStar retail mirror
    Retail OnStar Kit Gets New Name, Upgrades

    At the recent 2011 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, GM showed off a new standalone retail version of its popular OnStar telematics system that acts as a replacement rearview mirror that owners will be able to install in virtually any vehicle. Today the automaker has announced that the new...

  • Chevrolet Cruze 2.0 VCDi turbodiesel (Europe)
    Chevrolet Cruzes To SXSW To Hype MyLink And New Models

    Whip out your backpack and groom your mustache: it's time for America's favorite festival for interactive, film, and music, South by Southwest. And just like last year, Chevrolet will be tagging along with lots of new goods, including Chevy MyLink. The company will also host a shuttle service, a...

  • Cadillac grille
    Cadillac Shield Warranty And Scheduled Maintenance Program Announced

    Following on from last month’s announcement of free scheduled maintenance on 2011 Cadillac models for the first four yours or 50,000 miles, comes the announcement today of a more comprehensive program dubbed Cadillac Shield. Cadillac Shield includes the brand’s extensive warranty...

  • 2012 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 spy shots
    GM To Show Off Two New Models In Chicago, One Based On Chevy Camaro

    The 2011 Chicago Auto Show is just a few days away and in the lead up to the annual event the chief of GM’s North American division, Mark Reuss, has revealed some interesting tidbits. Speaking at this weekend’s National Automobile Dealers Association, Reuss said GM is planning to show...

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    2011 Nissan LEAF And Others 'Connected To The Cloud'

    Cloud computing is very much a feature of 'Web 2.0'. Rather than using a location-dependent center of resources such as a server, cloud computing uses shared servers, all of which can be used to provide resources, software and data. For Average Joe, this might mean using web-based word processing...

  • Powermat wireless charge pad in Chevrolet Volt

    Imagine being able to charge multiple portable devices, from MP3 players to USB sticks to smartphones and Bluetooth kits, in your car without having to deal with pesky cables. We all know every brand of portable device loves to you use its own proprietary charging cable but a new solution from Powermat may put an end to that hassle. Powermat is a pioneer in wireless charging technology and has announced today that it has received backing from GM Ventures, auto giant GM’s venture capital subsidiary. GM Ventures will invest $5 million in Powermat to help develop wireless charging pads for...

  • OnStar retail mirror
    2011 CES: GM Launches Retail OnStar For Non-GM Cars, Shows Off 4G Prototype

    GM is taking heed of customer demand to launch its innovative OnStar system as a standalone retail device, offering the system in a replacement rearview mirror that owners will be able to install in virtually any vehicle. The OnStar rearview mirror offers the key features of the popular GM...

  • General Motors' OnStar
    CES 2011: GM Announces OnStar Anywhere For Non-GM Cars

    Pay a fee, swap out your rear-view mirror, and you're ready to roll with GM's new OnStar Anywhere service, announced today from the CES show in Las Vegas. The full reveal, with details, will be coming later in the show, but stay tuned, because we'll have it all as soon as it's released. What we can...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt Z-Spec
    GM May Revive High Performance Vehicle Operations

    In what we’re sure came as a major surprise to many, General Motors decided to disband its High Performance Vehicle Operations (HPVO) back in February 2009 in order to reduce costs and focus on mainstream products. If the HPVO doesn’t ring a bell, the go-fast center was basically a...

  • Buick Regal GS concept car
    Poll: Does The 2012 Buick Regal GS Meet Your Expectations?

    Last week Buick showed off the production version of the 2012 Regal GS to some very mixed reactions. The interwebz went ablaze with enthusiasts and non-enthusiasts both commenting on the looks and powertrain of the Regal GS. Making 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet to only the front wheels, many...

  • GM logo, with cash
    GM Officially Announces IPO: Plans To Raise Up To $13 Billion

    General Motors will begin public sale of 365 million shares of common stock at $26 to $29 per share as it commences its post-bankruptcy and reformation initial public offering (IPO). In addition to the common stock, GM also plans to issue 60 million shares of Series B preferred stock at $50 per...

  • GM and NASA's Robonaut 2 droid

    General Motors is still building rockets, and it's also in the business of building androids. Real, space-going humanoid robots. That's right, the NASA-GM built Robonaut 2 is finally going up to the International Space Station aboard the space shuttle Discovery November 1. So why, exactly, did GM build a space-going android when it's ostensibly in the business of making and selling cars? According to Alan Taub, GM's vice president of global R&D, "We envision the R2 technology transfer will enable GM to build better, safer, higher quality vehicles in a more flexible, more competitive and...

  • 2012 Buick Verano teaser
    GM Promises 2012 Buick Verano Won’t Be Chevy Cruze Clone

    Despite vowing to end the practice of badge engineering following its bankruptcy process and streamlining of brands, GM is on the verge of launching a new compact sedan under its Buick label that will essentially be a reskinned Chevrolet Cruze. The car is the upcoming 2012 Buick Verano, a teaser of...

  • GM Zeta rear-wheel drive platform
    Report: Next-Gen Zeta Platform To Underpin New Chevrolet, Buick and Cadillac Sedans

    General Motors’ rear-wheel drive Zeta platform was pioneered in Australia for the locally built Holden Commodore sedan but right from the start Detroit had global intentions for the design. Today, Zeta running gear can be found in models sold in China, South Korea, the UK, and in North...

  • GM Experimenting With Facebook In Cars

    Want to update your Facebook status to say something about your tremendously fun drive behind the wheel of your new Camaro but don't want to risk crashing while you use your smart phone to update? Well, GM just might have the solution for you. That's right, GM is working on a system that will allow...

  • 2010 Cadillac CTS-V
    GM Releases CTS-V Nürburgring Commercial Behind The Scenes

     It seems that American manufactures realize that in order for their performance cars to get a world-class rating, they need to do some development at the Nürburgring. The big guns from Europe and Japan have gone to Germany to pronounce their lap times for a while, so it’s nice to see companies...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Aveo (RS Concept, 2010 Detroit Auto Show)
    GM Reviving Performance Focusing On Small Cars

     General Motors has a large stable of performance cars, from the Top-of-the-heap Chevrolet Corvette to the affordable Cobalt SS.  However, the economy isn’t what it used to be, causing some people to skip the Camaro and getting something more compact, fuel efficient and lighter on the insurance...

  • John Rydzewski, assistant chief for GM small-block product team, with 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

    If you happen to have read our First Drive Review, you know we think the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V is way fun from behind the wheel. And if you watched the footage from behind the wheel as we took a 2011 CTS-V Coupe around Monticello Motor Club's track (ignore the driver's grimaces, please), you'll have a feel for how it drives and sounds. The last piece of our CTS-V coverage is a guided tour of the car's technology, or at least the parts under the hood. It comes courtesy of John Rydzewski, assistant chief of the small-block product team within the GM Powertrain group. He walks us through the many...

  • Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Concept spied as convertible in L.A.
    Don’t Believe The Hype: History of Corvette Rumors

     A fiberglass-bodied two-seater, powered by a potent V-8 up front and being driven by the rear wheels is what you get when you buy a Chevrolet Corvette. This formula for America’s sports car hasn’t strayed much from the original in nearly half a decade the car has been built, except for the...

  • 2013 Chevrolet C7 Corvette preview rendering
    Rendered: 2013 Chevrolet Corvette (C7)

    There are all manner of rumors concerning the next-generation C7 Chevrolet Corvette, with stories ranging from the possibility of a mid-engined platform to AWD powertrains and even the arrival of a dual-clutch version. Although there isn’t much substance to any of these rumors, an inside source...

  • 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 w/1ZR
    Buyer's Market: Incentives For The Corvette ZR1

     It isn’t likely that a Ferrari or Lamborghini dealer to offer cash on the hood or some ridiculously good financing deals for one of their slower selling vehicles. However a car that can outperform some of the best cars out is getting such treatment. Corvette Blogger is reporting that there is a...

  • Armando Galarraga presented with 2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Convertible
    Great Sportsmanship Rewarded With 2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport - How Fitting

    In the world of professional sports, many athletes astound us with their tremendous plays. But to an athlete, it's not enough to make a great play. They want more. They strive for a triple-double, a hole-in-one, or to do something that none of their competitors have ever dreamed of attempting. But...

  • Camaro Convertible teased on Facebook
    2011 Chevrolet Camaro Gets Price Bump, New Paint Color

    The 2011 Chevrolet Camaro has got some tough competition, since the 2011 Mustang came on the scene. Ford’s offering has now outsold the Camaro for the first time since GM brought their revived their pony car to the market. Edmunds Inside Line is reporting that the Camaro is getting a slight price...

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