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GM and Honda team to develop next generation EV batteries

GM and Honda team to develop next generation EV batteries

Improving battery life and energy capacity is a big deal for automakers around the world. More storage capacity for energy inside the battery and lighter batteries will greatly impact how far drivers can go with each charge of their electric vehicle. GM and Honda have announced that they have teamed up to accelerate battery development for both companies.

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Cadillac Super Cruise is finally getting the roll-out it deserves

Cadillac Super Cruise is finally getting the roll-out it deserves

Cadillac's Super Cruise semi-autonomous driver assistance system, while allows you to take your hands off the steering wheel while on the freeway, will spread to the automaker's entire range from 2020. Launchd last year, Super Cruise is one of the key distinguishing technology features from its luxury car rivals. However, it's only currently available on one model.

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GM Cruise gets $2.25bn from SoftBank for 2019 autonomous launch

GM Cruise gets $2.25bn from SoftBank for 2019 autonomous launch

GM Cruse is getting a $2.25bn injection from SoftBank, as General Motors' autonomous driving company prepares for its commercial launch in 2019. The investment - which comes alongside $1.1bn more from GM itself - sees GM Cruise valued at $11.5bn overall, with the SoftBank Vision Fund taking an almost 20-percent stake in the firm.

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GM to harness 3D printing for lighter and less costly parts

GM to harness 3D printing for lighter and less costly parts

GM has announced that it is the latest in the automotive industry to begin looking to 3D printers to make lighter and cheaper parts for its cars. Lighter and less costly parts could be particularly important for the EVs that GM plans to roll out in the coming years. Less weight means longer driving distances and less cost means cheaper vehicles, both of which are good for buyers.

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Amazon Key In-Car Delivery: 5 quick facts you should know

Amazon Key In-Car Delivery: 5 quick facts you should know

We need to talk about Amazon Key In-Car Delivery, and not just because Amazon announced it formally this week. Today I'm going to run down 5 main points you need to be aware of, whether or not you'll be participating in Amazon's futuristic product delivery adventure. The first and most important point here is: Amazon doesn't get a copy of your car key - they don't need it.

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A dedicated Bolt EV DC fast charge network is coming, but there’s a catch

A dedicated Bolt EV DC fast charge network is coming, but there’s a catch

GM and EVgo will build a dedicated DC fast charging network for Chevrolet Bolt EV drivers, but this isn't the Supercharger rival that General Motors has long been reluctant to attempt. Instead, the deal between EVgo and GM's Maven car-sharing brand will be focused on getting those using their all-electric car for ride-sharing services charged up more rapidly.

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Chevrolet’s 2019 car refresh shows patience is wearing thin

Chevrolet’s 2019 car refresh shows patience is wearing thin

It's not a good time to be a sedan or a hatchback car in America. What once were the darlings of the dealership forecourt have since been overshadowed by SUVs and crossovers, with buyers preferring the higher driving position and the argument of greater flexibility that "utility" vehicles offer. That hasn't stopped Chevrolet from trying a little misdirection with the 2019 Malibu, Cruze, and Spark, mind.

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GM to end production of Chevy Sonic

GM to end production of Chevy Sonic

GM has announced that it will be killing off the Chevy Sonic subcompact car. The move is part of the automakers plan to ditch small low-margin cars and focus on higher margin and more popular SUVs. The Sonic was a decent looking if boring to drive car that has been around for many model years at this point.

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GM pumps $100m into 2019 autonomous Cruise AV production

GM pumps $100m into 2019 autonomous Cruise AV production

General Motors will pump $100m into upgrading two plants for autonomous car production, with the automaker expected to commercially launch its driverless cars next year. The production version of the Cruise AV will have no steering wheel, pedals, or any other manual controls. Instead, it'll be given its driving instructions via a touchscreen in the dashboard.

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GM’s Cruise self-driving cars have issues tips insider

GM’s Cruise self-driving cars have issues tips insider

GM is working hard on rolling out a fleet of self-driving cars under its Cruise startup. An insider has come forward and alleges that there are some big issues with Cruise self-driving cars that have led to significant limitations. The tipster claims that the "Cruise cars frequently swerve and hesitate."

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GM tipped to launch peer-to-peer car rental service

GM tipped to launch peer-to-peer car rental service

General Motors has a plan that will allow car owners to rent their vehicles out to complete strangers according to sources claiming to be familiar with the matter. The service will be rather like Airbnb for homes, only for cars, and will be operated through the GM Maven car-sharing unit claim the sources. The service will be open to owners of GM vehicles and the automaker will take a cut of the money earned with the rental.

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GM’s Cruise AV self-driving car retires the steering wheel

GM’s Cruise AV self-driving car retires the steering wheel

GM has revealed its new self-driving car, the Cruise AV, which the automaker says is the first production-ready autonomous vehicle. The fourth generation of GM's Cruise AV driverless car, it's even more of a departure from what you'll currently find on the automaker's dealership forecourts. That's because it has no steering wheel and no pedals: indeed, no manual driving controls whatsoever.

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