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GM to put solar panels at its transmission factory generating 800-kilowatts

GM to put solar panels at its transmission factory generating 800-kilowatts

GM has announced that it plans to go green at its Warren Transmission plant and will install a large solar panel array near the facility. GM is teaming with DTE to install the solar array and it will be the largest solar installation that GM has in Michigan. The solar panels installed will be able to generate 800-kilowatts of power.

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LG, GM team up to develop Chevrolet Bolt EV

LG, GM team up to develop Chevrolet Bolt EV

When you hear of tech companies' involvement with modern, high tech cars, it's usually limited to a few pieces of technology inside the cabin, more often than not, the infotainment system. General Motors, however, is trying to be special by involving LG, popular for its smartphones, TVs, and appliances, in the development of its upcoming Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle. This makes LG perhaps one of if not the first major consumer electronics manufacturers to be a strategic partner in developing one of the cars of the future.

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GM’s developing an Apple Watch app for locking, unlocking car doors

GM’s developing an Apple Watch app for locking, unlocking car doors

General Motors is testing an app that will make keys locked in the car a non-issue…at least, if you have an Apple Watch. The auto maker is currently testing an Apple Watch app that lets GM car owners (with compatible models) unlock and lock their cars using the watch, as well as start it remotely. The information was detailed by GM’s VP of Strategy Mike Ableson, who spoke at an analysts presentation in Detroit.

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GM unveils car-sharing service ‘Let’s Drive NYC’

GM unveils car-sharing service ‘Let’s Drive NYC’

Uber has received a lot of pushback over its service because, in part, it takes work away from traditional taxi services. Those taxi industries are feeling the squeeze from more than just ride-sharing services, however. Latest to the competitor roster is General Motors, which announced today its new "Let's Drive NYC" car-sharing service. Let's Drive NYC will only be available to certain The Ritz Plaza residents, however.

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Self-driving Chevy Volt to star in GM car share trial

Self-driving Chevy Volt to star in GM car share trial

GM is preparing to release a flock of autonomous Chevrolet Volts around one of its campuses, with a self-delivering car sharing program. Expected to launch in late 2016, the fleet of 2017 model year Volt cars will test out GM's developing Super Cruise autonomous system, allowing employees to summon a car to temporarily use from their smartphones.

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GM VP: Autonomous cars “the ultimate safety objective”

GM VP: Autonomous cars “the ultimate safety objective”

General Motors will look to self-driving cars to boost safety, as the company attempts to emerge from the $900m black cloud of its Justice Department settlement. The deal, which will also see GM cough up to pay for three years of independent safety monitoring, was announced yesterday: among its terms, the Justice Department will defer charges for three years and, assuming GM toes the line, drop them after that.

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GM agrees $900m ignition switch mea-culpa with Justice Dept

GM agrees $900m ignition switch mea-culpa with Justice Dept

General Motors will cough up $900m to placate the Justice Department over its flawed ignition switches, as well as settling civil actions over almost 1,400 deaths connected to the problem. The news brings to a close a saga spanning more than a decade, and which saw GM admit that some of its employees were aware of the issue - which could see affected cars suddenly lose power, not to mention control over steering and brakes - many years before official recalls were announced.

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2016 Camaro SS hits 60 mph in 4.0 seconds

2016 Camaro SS hits 60 mph in 4.0 seconds

We already know pretty much everything there is to know about the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro. We've already climbed behind the wheel of the car for a little hands-on time at the track. One thing that Chevy was keeping mum on was the official performance numbers for the car. We were expecting impressive numbers from the car considering its lighter weight and powerful V8 engine.

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Chevy restores 1 millionth Corvette to perfect condition

Chevy restores 1 millionth Corvette to perfect condition

Chevrolet promised to oversee the restoration of a handful of Corvettes that fell into a sinkhole last year that opened under the National Corvette Museum. The first of those restorations is now complete and the car is the 1 millionth Corvette ever made. The images here show how demolished the car was when it was pulled out of the sinkhole.

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Holden’s final Commodore could be a ZR1-powered beast

Holden’s final Commodore could be a ZR1-powered beast

I have long been rather jealous that Aussies can get their hands on some very sweet muscle cars from Holden. We occasionally get watered down versions of those cars here in the US, but I want the real deal from Australia. Word is that with Holden ending production in Australia at the end of 2017, GM is looking to end things on a very high note.

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OwnStar gadget hacks GM’s OnStar to unlock, start cars

OwnStar gadget hacks GM’s OnStar to unlock, start cars

As cars get more sophisticated and more connected to the Internet, they also become more vulnerable to malicious attack. That truth has been demonstrated before and will be demonstrated again at the DefCon conference next week. Hacker Samy Kamkar has developed a small box, made from three radios and a Raspberry Pi, which, when within Wi-Fi range, can snoop in on a GM car owner's communication with his GM OnStar, hack into the computer system, and do all sorts of mayhem short of actually driving away with the car.

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Buick: 24-hour test drives to start this week

Buick: 24-hour test drives to start this week

General Motors' Buick brand is bringing back something we haven't heard of since the early 2000's: the 24-hour test drive. The promotion is to start at participating dealerships this Wednesday, July 22nd, letting potential customers take a Buick vehicle home for up to 24 hours. All they have to do is leave their own vehicle behind overnight. While GM offered similar promotions over ten years ago in hopes of increasing sales numbers, Buick says now it's more about building their brand image.

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