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Chevrolet Volt battery upgrade promises less fiery crashes

Chevrolet Volt battery upgrade promises less fiery crashes

After federal safety regulators voiced several concerns over the hybrid vehicle Chevrolet Volt's battery, the folks at General Motors have taken action with both a steel structure and a cooling system to keep the battery from being in danger of catching fire after a crash. Of course those with eyes on the vehicle should know that it would've taking quite a severe crash to start the battery on fire in the first place, but Chevy isn't about to let regulators tell the public that their car isn't all the way safe. The investigation has been going on since November of 2011 and Chevrolet is "optimistic" these most recent changes should placate the feds.

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Mechanical Spider Pwns j00 All!

Mechanical Spider Pwns j00 All!

This thing is freaking amazing, its made out of metal, can carry up to 8 people, and each “step” takes it 5 feet closer to its enemy, er, destination. It has a 454 Chevy V-8 engine that powers it with the current final drive ration being about 125:1.

SlashGear partying with Kid Rock at 2008 GM Style event [UPDATE]

SlashGear partying with Kid Rock at 2008 GM Style event [UPDATE]

Yours truly was invited as GM’s guest at the 2008 North American International Auto Show. You can bet that I’ll be there early at the GM Style event to secure a premium seat in order to get up close and personal with the celebs, cars and those hot looking Victoria Secret models. Yes you heard it correctly. I was told that the theme for this year’s GM Style event is Victoria Secr

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No designated driver needed with the Chevy Tahoe self-driving vehicle

No designated driver needed with the Chevy Tahoe self-driving vehicle

If you're going to win the DARPA autonomous vehicle challenge, you've got to be pretty clever; even so, when General Motors (GM) invited the SlashGear CES team to be passengers in their Chevy Tahoe self-driving SUV, there was a little apprehension about giving up the keys to a robot! Of course, we shouldn't have been worried: with 25 sensors, including five radar units giving a 360-degree view of its surroundings, two lasers from specialist Continental and GPS, all feeding data about the driving environment and any potential obstacles into advanced behavior algorithms, the Tahoe had more eyes on the road than the team did!

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