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Chevrolet boost Volt launch markets: Texas, New York, New Jersey & Connecticut added

Chevrolet boost Volt launch markets: Texas, New York, New Jersey & Connecticut added

The number of people able to get their hands on Chevrolet's electric Volt car has increased, with the company announcing that it would be adding Texas, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to the original line-up of test markets (California, Michigan and Washington D.C.).  Austin and NYC will start getting Volt cars - which can drive for up to 40 miles solely on electric power, then flip to an engine-generator that promises a further 300 miles - near the end of 2010, with a broader roll-out at the start of next year.

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GM and NASA team up on Robonaut 2 humanoid robot

GM and NASA team up on Robonaut 2 humanoid robot

Space exploration is one of the things that many Americans want to see continue, but there are some mission that are too dangerous for humans. NASA also wants to develop humanoid robots that can work side by side with humans in space and to make that happen NASA and GM are working together on a humanoid robot called Robonaut 2.

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GM offers Wi-Fi on select vehicle models

GM offers Wi-Fi on select vehicle models

We are slowly getting to the point in America where we can be connected to the Internet and reams of data everywhere we go. We can stay connected on commercial air flights commonly now and internet access is coming to our cars. GM has announced that it will be offering in-vehicle WiFi on select models very soon as a dealer installed option.

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Segway P.U.M.A. Project

Segway P.U.M.A. Project

Segway and GM have partnered to develop the P.U.M.A., a self-balancing individual vehicle in which the two riders have some degree of weather protection.  The Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility (P.U.M.A.) Project can travel up to 35mph, run 35 miles from one charge, and uses vehicle-to-vehicle communications to avoid collisions.

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