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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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Mid-Engine Corvette spied cold weather testing

Mid-Engine Corvette spied cold weather testing

One of the most anticipated vehicles that GM has had in its history is the mid-engine Corvette. We have seen the car testing heavily camo-clad in the past. Some new images have been snapped of the car testing in the wild. One look at the frosty images and you can see its wintry weather testing GM is up to.

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GM tipped to drop axe on Volt in 2022

GM tipped to drop axe on Volt in 2022

The days of the Volt as we know it right now are numbered according to a new report. The report claims that Chevrolet is looking to end Volt production in 2022. The Volt is Chevy's extended range electric vehicle. The car has a gas-powered generator that charges the battery pack when they are dead for a longer driving range.

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Chevrolet reveals first look at 2019 Silverado pickup

Chevrolet reveals first look at 2019 Silverado pickup

The 2018 Detroit Auto Show doesn't start until mid-January, but Chevrolet has decided to pull the wraps of its newest truck a bit early, offering an early peak at the 2019 Silverado. The all-new pickup was unveiled at the Texas Motor Speedway this weekend, and while technical details won't be shared until next month, Chevy used the opportunity to highlight some of the Silverado's key differences against the Ford F-150.

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GM Planning to use carbon fiber in truck beds

GM Planning to use carbon fiber in truck beds

It's only been a few model years since Ford started using lots of aluminum in the bed of their trucks to help reduce weight while increasing performance and fuel economy. Other automakers are planning to follow suit. GM is looking to a more modern material in its efforts to reduce the weight and improve the performance of its full-size trucks.

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GM owners can order coffee and more from their dash

GM owners can order coffee and more from their dash

Normally ordering your morning coffee from your car involves you sitting in the drive-thru waiting your turn. GM has a new feature that allows owners of certain vehicles to order coffee from their car with the tap of a button. This new feature marks the first commerce platform for the on-demand purchase of goods and services.

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Taco Bell employees can get a $4K discount on a Chevy Corvette

Taco Bell employees can get a $4K discount on a Chevy Corvette

When it comes to buying a new car, there isn't a person alive who doesn't want to save money on the sticker price, whether it's haggling with the dealership or qualifying for some discount program. Well, if you're in the market for a new Chevy Corvette and are hunting for a deal, you might want to consider a career change. Due to an odd arrangement between Taco Bell and GM, employees of the fast food chain are eligible for a $4,385 discount on a new Corvette Grand Sport.

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GM just teased this electric crossover in its EV grand plan

GM just teased this electric crossover in its EV grand plan

General Motors has given a brief glimpse of its upcoming electric crossover, the Bolt EV based vehicle that could kick the automaker's zero-emissions sales into the mainstream. The concept was shown during GM CEO Mary Barra's appearance at the Barclays Global Automotive Conference today, as part of a broader roadmap of green and autonomous motoring.

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GM to show off SURUS hydrogen fuel cell vehicle platform to US Army

GM to show off SURUS hydrogen fuel cell vehicle platform to US Army

GM has announced that it will be showing off a new hydrogen fuel cell powered electric vehicle at the fall meeting of the Association of the United States Army happening this week. The new platform is called the Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure or SURUS. SURUS is a flexible fuel cell electric platform with autonomous capabilities.

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