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GM’s Cruise Origin is not like other autonomous cars

GM’s Cruise Origin is not like other autonomous cars

Rarely has "form follows function" been so fitting as with the Cruise Origin, the autonomous taxi pod that the GM and Honda-backed transportation company revealed this week. It's a far cry from most of the self-driving concepts we've seen before, swoopingly futuristic vehicles fit for a sci-fi movie. That's not from a lack of design attention, however: indeed, everything about the Origin is painstakingly intentional.

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This is Cruise Origin – a self-driving EV to kill Uber, Lyft and car ownership altogether

This is Cruise Origin – a self-driving EV to kill Uber, Lyft and car ownership altogether

Cruise doesn't want to sell you an autonomous car, just rent you a seat in one, and the Cruise Origin is the self-driving electric vehicle it believes will coax drivers out from behind the steering wheel. Handiwork of Cruise, General Motors, and Honda, the Origin is no hopeful concept, the trio insists, but an actual production vehicle that will soon be plying the roads.

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Hummer EV pickup tipped for GMC Super Bowl teaser

Hummer EV pickup tipped for GMC Super Bowl teaser

A new Hummer, reborn as an all-electric pickup, could be revealed during the Super Bowl, as General Motors brings back the classic nameplate with a very different ethos. Rumors of a Hummer reboot have circulated for some time now, as GM looks to pin recognizable branding to the electrified vehicles it aims to make a significant part of its portfolio.

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GM recalls 640,000 pickup trucks over carpet fire risk

GM recalls 640,000 pickup trucks over carpet fire risk

General Motors has recalled approximately 640,000 pickup trucks primarily located in North America due to a fire risk. The recalled vehicles include 2019 and 2020 model year GMC Sierra 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500 trucks, as well as 2020 model year Silverado 2500 and 3500 trucks, and the Sierra 2500 / 3500 heavy-duty models. As with other vehicle recalls, eligible owners will get the potential defect repaired for free.

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How a rumored Hummer EV reboot fits in GM’s electric plans

How a rumored Hummer EV reboot fits in GM’s electric plans

The Hummer could return from the dead but a complete 180 on what's under the hood, with General Motors reportedly weighing a reboot of the iconic name for a new series of electric vehicles. Hummer became a flag-bearer for automotive excess in the late 90's and 2000's, as gas-guzzling civilian versions of military trucks.

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GM is bringing Alexa to millions of vehicles

GM is bringing Alexa to millions of vehicles

GM has announced that it will be bringing owners of Chevy, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac vehicles from 2018 and up model years Alexa compatibility. Not all of the 2018 and newer cars, trucks, and SUVs will have compatible infotainment systems. Those that do will get the Alexa voice experience that leverages the Alexa Auto Software Development Kit. The upgrade will give the GM owners access to standard Alexa skills and capabilities.

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GM issues recall on 3.8M vehicles that may not stop

GM issues recall on 3.8M vehicles that may not stop

GM has issued a recall on several of its popular trucks and SUVs due to a potential braking issue that could lead to an accident. The recall was issued on 2014-2018 model year vehicles that include some Cadillac Escalade, Chevy Silverado, Chevy Tahoe, Chevy Suburban, GMC Sierra, and GMC Yukon vehicles. GM recalled 310,000 vehicles in Canada for the same issue in June; it's not clear why it took so long to recall the vehicles in the States.

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GM just gave Android Automotive OS its biggest partner yet

GM just gave Android Automotive OS its biggest partner yet

Google has another car win under its belt, with General Motors announcing that it plans to move its infotainment system to Android Automotive OS. The deal will see GM-brand cars switch to the embedded Android system from 2021, one of the biggest names to adopt the system.

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Hummer might return as an EV

Hummer might return as an EV

The Hummer was a civilian version of the military Humvee. It was a large vehicle very nearly as wide as a typical lane on a highway, and that drank fuel like few other vehicles ever made. When fuel prices started to rise, GM killed off the brand as sales slumped. Hummer fans will be glad to hear that GM is mulling over a return for the brand.

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These airless tires could make GM cars puncture-proof from 2024

These airless tires could make GM cars puncture-proof from 2024

General Motors aims to have airless tires - where a puncture is physically impossible - on its cars as soon as 2024, with the new Michelin technology headed Ito a real-world trial later this year. The Michelin Uptis Prototype - short for "Unique Puncture-proof Tire System" - looks at first glance like a regular tire, but uses a complex composite structure instead of traditional tubes.

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GM and Bechtel team on Supercharger-rivaling EV charging startup

GM and Bechtel team on Supercharger-rivaling EV charging startup

General Motors and Bechtel are forming a new company to build an EV charging network across the US, taking on Tesla's Superchargers in the process. The strategy is different to VW-backed Electrify America, however, since GM and Bechtel are looking for external investors to fund the new infrastructure.

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GM electric pickup part of “all electric future”

GM electric pickup part of “all electric future”

General Motors looks set to follow Ford, Tesla, Rivian and others by launching an electric pickup truck, the automaker has indicated today. Speaking as part of GM's Q1 2019 financial results call, CEO Mary Barra touched upon the automaker's plans to expand its electric footprint.

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