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Unifor Head Says Labor Board Ruling Won’t Stop a Future Strike

Ontario Labor Relations Board Chairman Bernard Fishbein recently ruled that Unifor’s actions over the winter were illegal under the province’s Labor Relations Act, stipulating that the union must “cease and desist from engaging in, authorizing or counseling unlawful strikes or engaging in any act that is likely to cause employees at the Inteva, Lear or […] The post Unifor Head Says Labor Board Ruling Won’t Stop a Future Strike appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Industry, Canada, Autos, Unifor, Oshawa, Labor Unions, News Blog, Union News, Jerry Dias, Ontario Labour Relations Board, Auto Workers, Oshawa Assembly, Bernard Fishbein, Unifor Head Says Labor Board Ruling, Ontario Labor Relations Board


2020 Ford Super Duty: An In-Depth Look At Dearborn’s Big Slugger

The 2020 Ford Super Duty enters a market with stiff competition from GM and Ram. Ford designs and builds all their heavy-duty engine and transmission combinations in house. The 2020 Super Duty is the most tested truck in Ford’s history, logging an excess of 15 million miles.  Meet the 2020 Ford Super Duty. It’s bigger. It’s badder. And in one striking way, it’s a little familiar. Glancing over the specs, one item will stand out immediately for Ford fans: that is the return of the 7.3. Although...
Tags: General Motors, Ford, Gm, Autos, Detroit Lions, North America, Car Tech, Louisville, Ford Motor Company, Ohio Assembly Plant, Dearborn, Homestead Miami Speedway, Miko, Wayne State University, Sioux Falls South Dakota, Kentucky Truck Plant


Cadillac: Lovers of Metric and Rounding, Rejoice!

What fresh hell is this, you might mutter after hearing what Cadillac’s up to. Not only does General Motors’ luxury division plan to maintain its alphanumeric naming convention on future models, it also plans to add additional badging for the 2020 model year. The badges are numbers, designed to give both the owner and passer-by […] The post Cadillac: Lovers of Metric and Rounding, Rejoice! appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Cadillac, Naming, News Blog, Badging


Report: Mid-engine Corvette Prone to Getting Bent Out of Shape

Chevrolet was expected to debut its new, mid-engine C8 Corvette sometime over the winter, but a series of delays meant the only glimpses we’ve had of the thing are of the spy shot variety. And boy, are there a lot of those. That thing gets around more than Wendy in Breaking Bad. While a report […] The post Report: Mid-engine Corvette Prone to Getting Bent Out of Shape appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Production, Gm, Autos, Chevrolet, Corvette, Wendy, Chevrolet Corvette, News Blog, Product Planning, C8, Automotive development, C8 Corvette


GM Cruise to double its autonomous-car team for robo-taxi goal

With its eye on the launch of a robo-taxi service before the end of the year, General Motors' Cruise Automation has said it plans to double the size of its autonomous-vehicle team over the next nine months. The post GM Cruise to double its autonomous-car team for robo-taxi goal appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, General Motors, Cruise, Gm, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Cruise Automation, GM Cruise, General Motors Cruise Automation


UAW Increases Strike Pay Ahead of Summer Negotiations

United Auto Workers President Gary Jones announced Monday that worker strike pay has increased from $200 to $250 a week, signaling the possibility of walkouts just a few months before U.S. worker contracts expire. While it would appear the UAW is preparing to strike, President Gary Jones said it’s not the union’s intent. “No one goes to […] The post UAW Increases Strike Pay Ahead of Summer Negotiations appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Ford, Fca, Gm, Autos, Negotiations, Gary Jones, UAW, United Auto Workers, News Blog, Union News, Fiat. Chrysler, Labor Negotiations, Strike Pay


Report: Google’s Waymo seeks outside investment and a sky-high valuation

Alphabet’s self-driving vehicle subsidiary Waymo may raise outside capital for the first time at a valuation “at least several times” that of Cruise, the General Motors-owned autonomous vehicle business worth nearly $15 billion, according to a report published by The Information on Monday. We’ve reached out to our sources to confirm. Waymo didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Waymo, which is currently celebrating its 10-year anniversary, is a cash-intensive unit. Raising capit...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Softbank, Tech, General-motors, Cruise, Automotive, Gm, Venture Capital, Autonomous Vehicles, Shell, Silver Lake, John Krafcik, Ruth Porat, Phoenix, Ford Google


GM Cruise snags Dropbox HR head to hire at least 1,000 engineers by end of year

GM Cruise plans to hire hundreds of employees over the next nine months, doubling its engineering staff, TechCrunch has learned. It’s an aggressive move by the autonomous vehicle technology company to double its size as it pushes to deploy a robotaxi service by the end of the year. Arden Hoffman, who helped scale Dropbox, will leave the file-sharing and storage company to head up human resources at Cruise. The GM subsidiary, which has more than 1,000 employees, is expanding its office space i...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Cloud Storage, Softbank, San Francisco, Tech, General Motors, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Cruise, Automotive, Computing, Gm, Dropbox, Autonomous Vehicles, Honda


GM Cruise snags Dropbox HR head to hire 1,000 engineers by the end of the year

GM Cruise plans to hire 1,000 more engineers over the next nine months, TechCrunch has learned. It’s an aggressive move by the autonomous vehicle technology company to double its size as it pushes to deploy a robotaxi service by the end of the year. Arden Hoffman, who helped scale Dropbox, will leave the file-sharing and storage company to head up human resources at Cruise. The GM subsidiary is expanding its office space in San Francisco to accommodate the growth. GM Cruise will keep its head...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Cloud Storage, Softbank, San Francisco, Tech, General Motors, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Cruise, Automotive, Computing, Gm, Dropbox, Autonomous Vehicles, Honda


Free From GM, Opel’s Suddenly Back in (the) Black

The German automaker that cranks out Buick Regals and, until this summer, Buick Cascadas for American consumers is suddenly flying high, distancing itself from its money pit days under former parent General Motors. After trying and failing to return the Opel (and sister brand Vauxhall) to profitability, GM offloaded the automaker to the French in […] The post Free From GM, Opel’s Suddenly Back in (the) Black appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Production, Gm, Autos, Vauxhall, Opel, Buick, GM Opel, News Blog, PSA Group, Buick Regal, Buick Regals


Premium Price War: 2020 Cadillac XT6 Starts Above Rival Lincoln Aviator

Americans gain two new domestic midsizers for the 2020 model year, and both of the premium crossover rivals take a different approach in how they propel their human cargo. The Cadillac XT6, which debuted in Detroit in January and hits dealers this summer, adopts front-drive architecture; the 2020 Lincoln Aviator goes a different route, donning […] The post Premium Price War: 2020 Cadillac XT6 Starts Above Rival Lincoln Aviator appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Luxury, Gm, Autos, Crossovers, Detroit, Pricing, Cadillac, News Blog, Lincoln Aviator, Cadillac XT6, XT6


Ford Taurus Enters Extinction As the Last Chevrolet Cruze Trundles Down the Assembly Line

Much like in the pre-1985 era and a short spell from 2006-2007, every last one of you woke up this morning in a world without the Ford Taurus. The historic nameplate met its end on Friday at Ford’s Chicago assembly plant, with the automaker choosing to honor the model’s service through a media release. At […] The post Ford Taurus Enters Extinction As the Last Chevrolet Cruze Trundles Down the Assembly Line appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Production, Chicago, Ford, Gm, Autos, Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Taurus, Cruze, News Blog


GM North America Prez Alan Batey Hangs Up His Boots

A familiar face in General Motors’ executive ranks is heading into retirement, the company has announced. Alan S. Batey, president of GM’s North American operations, plans to retire effective April 1st — four decades after joining the automaker. Stepping into Batey’s shoes, albeit with a different title, is GM International President Barry Engle, a relative newcomer to […] The post GM North America Prez Alan Batey Hangs Up His Boots appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Alan Batey, Barry Engle, News Blog, Batey, Executive Shuffle, GM North America Prez, Alan S Batey


UAW Slaps GM With Lawsuit Over Plant Closures

Canada’s autoworker union Unifor brought out the guy from Dune to protest a General Motors plant closure, but UAW went a few steps further. The American auto union hit GM with a lawsuit Tuesday, claiming the company’s decision to shutter three plants violates its 2015 collective bargaining agreement. However, GM may have an out. In […] The post UAW Slaps GM With Lawsuit Over Plant Closures appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Lawsuit, General Motors, Canada, Gm, Autos, Unifor, UAW, News Blog, Union News, Lordstown Assembly, UAW Slaps GM


Cadillac No Longer Daring Greatly

For a brand that probably once caught the eye of Woodrow Wilson, there’s a late adolescent feeling to Cadillac’s current existence that belies its century-long history. Having run away from mom and dad to find itself among the towers of Manhattan, General Motors’ luxury division is heading home for a rest — newly matured, a new […] The post Cadillac No Longer Daring Greatly appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Advertising, Marketing, General Motors, Gm, Autos, Cadillac, Woodrow Wilson, News Blog, Manhattan General Motors


A Brief Reprieve for Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly

Detroit-Hamtramck, one of the five North American plants General Motors plans to shutter before the end of the year, will instead linger online a little longer. While the plant’s future is still very much in doubt, and the lights will certainly go off for at least some period of time, the automaker plans to keep […] The post A Brief Reprieve for Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Production, Gm, Autos, Cadillac CT6, Chevrolet Impala, News Blog, Detroit-Hamtramck, Detroit Hamtramck Assembly


Consumer Reports Is All Out of Love for the Tesla Model 3

Less than a year after bestowing a coveted “Recommended” label on Tesla’s Model 3, Consumer Reports is taking is back. You can just imagine the outrage in the online Teslaverse. Consumer Reports’ secret ownership by shadowy oil execs and General Motors notwithstanding (this is clearly false, don’t sue us), the retraction of what amounts to […] The post Consumer Reports Is All Out of Love for the Tesla Model 3 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Consumer Reports, Tesla Model 3, News Blog


GM Finds a New Boss for Maven

Rather than look outside the company for some Silicon Valley-reared go-getter, General Motors sourced its new Maven boss from within. The automaker’s mobility brand was left leaderless following the unexpected January departure of Julia Steyn, who led the brand since its 2016 inception. Into Steyn’s shoes steps Sigal Cordeiro, a 19-year GM veteran who most recently […] The post GM Finds a New Boss for Maven appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Silicon Valley, Mobility, Carsharing, Maven, Steyn, News Blog, Julia Steyn, Sigal Cordeiro


With CT6-V Sold Out, Cadillac Poised to Drop a Second V8 Shoe

We’ve hinted at this before, but now there’s order guides and pricing to share. While Cadillac’s CT6 flagship sedan will soon be without a home, General Motors hasn’t said anything about dropping the model. Once Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly shuts off the lights, GM would like to source its full-size sedan from some other place, be it […] The post With CT6-V Sold Out, Cadillac Poised to Drop a Second V8 Shoe appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Engines, Cadillac, Cadillac CT6, News Blog, Product Planning, Detroit Hamtramck Assembly, Blackwing V8


GM to Sink More Cash Into Lansing Crossover Plant

On Monday, General Motors stated its intent to invest $36 million into Lansing Delta Township Assembly, maker of large crossovers since its inception. Little info was provided on the details of the investment, and GM claims the cash won’t expand Lansing’s complement of 2,600 employees. GM CEO Mary Barra said the investment is needed to “prepare […] The post GM to Sink More Cash Into Lansing Crossover Plant appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Production, Mary Barra, Gm, Autos, Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, Lansing, Lansing Delta Township Assembly, News Blog, Product Planning


2020 GMC Acadia: More Engines, More Speeds, More Grille

As part of its 2020 model year refresh, GMC’s midsize Acadia crossover gains three engine options and three additional cogs for its automatic transmission. It also gains an AT4 variant — the brawny-lux GMC sub-brand introduced on the 2019 GMC Sierra pickup, though a modest suspension lift isn’t a part of this AT4’s package. While […] The post 2020 GMC Acadia: More Engines, More Speeds, More Grille appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Crossovers, Gmc, Acadia, GMC Acadia, GMC Sierra, News Blog, Product Planning, 2020 GMC Acadia


2020 GMC Acadia toughens up on the outside, gets smarter on the inside

The 2020 GMC Acadia crossover gets styling updates and a more rugged AT4 trim level. Under the skin, the Acadia sports a new turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a wider array of tech features. The post 2020 GMC Acadia toughens up on the outside, gets smarter on the inside appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, General Motors, Crossovers, Gmc, Acadia, GMC Acadia


Buick’s U.S. Lineup May Need More Help From China

With official confirmation that the Buick Cascada will eventually be joining the Lacrosse for an extended dirt nap, General Motors’ “lesser” luxury brand has to make a decision. Will Buick press onward with a limited lineup or will it try and find replacements for North America? Considering Buick’s crossover volume moved from around 30 percent of its […] The post Buick’s U.S. Lineup May Need More Help From China appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, General Motors, Gm, Autos, North America, Buick, Buick Cascada, News Blog, Buick Lacrosse, GM-SAIC


Amazon plugs in with $700 million investment in electric pickup company Rivian

Amazon invested $700 million for a minority stake in U.S. all-electric truck maker Rivian, according to a joint release. The announcement follows a Reuters report that GM and Amazon might invest $1 billion to $2 billion in the company. The post Amazon plugs in with $700 million investment in electric pickup company Rivian appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Amazon, News, Cars, Trends, General Motors, Gm, Reuters, Rivian, All-electric Trucks, The post Amazon


Extreme Vitriol: Unifor Squares Off With Ontario, Receives Support From Veteran Rockstar

The Ontario government isn’t pleased with Unifor’s handling of General Motors’ decision to close Oshawa Car Assembly. Like the UAW, Canada’s autoworker union has been extremely vocal in its opposition to GM’s restructuring plan. Over the last few months Unifor members have picketed, held multiple rallies, protested the automaker during the North American International Auto Show, […] The post Extreme Vitriol: Unifor Squares Off With Ontario, Receives Support From Veteran Rockstar appeared first o...
Tags: Layoffs, Jobs, General Motors, Canada, Factories, Gm, Autos, Automotive Industry, Justin Trudeau, Ontario, Unifor, Todd Smith, Oshawa, Doug Ford, News Blog, Union News


Your Package Has Arrived: Amazon Leads $700 Million Investment in Electric Pickup Maker Rivian

The whisperings from earlier this week panned out, but only partway. Amazon, the e-commerce giant that’s probably sending a cookbook to your neighbor’s house as you read this, is leading a $700 million investment in Michigan-based automotive startup Rivian. What’s missing from this news is General Motors, which, according to sources who spoke to Reuters […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Amazon, General Motors, Autos, Michigan, Reuters, News Blog, Product Planning, High Finance, Rivian, Rivian Automotive


General Motors cycles into a new market with its first-ever ebikes

When General Motors launched a public campaign last year to name its new ebike brand, many wondered if Bikey McBikeface might win out. But it didn't. Instead, it's called Arīv, and the two bikes are up for pre-order this week. The post General Motors cycles into a new market with its first-ever ebikes appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Outdoors, News, Cars, Trends, General Motors, Gm, Ebike, Arīv, Bikey McBikeface


General Motors Starts Taking Orders for Electric Bicycles

Last November, the world learned that both General Motors and Ford planned to enter the field of two-wheeled transportation as part of their new identity as “mobility” companies. Ford chose to purchase electric scooter startup Spin, whereas GM wanted to mass produce two e-bikes intended for direct sale. However, not much was known about the actual […] The post General Motors Starts Taking Orders for Electric Bicycles appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Ford, Scooters, Gm, Autos, Mobility, E-bikes, News Blog, eBikes, Arīv


Rocked by GM’s Plant Cull, Ontario Seeks to Shore Up Its Auto Sector

General Motors’ decision to stop the flow of product to Ontario’s Oshawa Assembly plant by the end of 2019 has the province’s government promising cash and a slew of measures to keep the auto industry alive north of the border. Ontario holds the bulk of Canada’s auto-related manufacturing jobs, with the sector adding up to […] The post Rocked by GM’s Plant Cull, Ontario Seeks to Shore Up Its Auto Sector appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Jobs, Government, General Motors, Industry, Canada, Gm, Autos, Ontario, Oshawa, News Blog, Oshawa Assembly, Auto Sector, Plant Cull Ontario Seeks, GM s Plant Cull Ontario Seeks


Report: Amazon and General Motors may invest in electric pickup company Rivian

General Motors and Amazon may invest between $1 billion to $2 billion for minority stakes in U.S. startup Rivian, an all-electric truck company, Reuters reports. Rivian introduced the R1T pickup at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto show. The post Report: Amazon and General Motors may invest in electric pickup company Rivian appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Amazon, News, Cars, Trends, General Motors, Reuters, Los Angeles Auto, Rivian, All-electric Trucks



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