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GM CEO Mary Barra wants to sell personal autonomous vehicles using Cruise’s self-driving tech by 2030

GM CEO Mary Barra sees the automaker selling personal autonomous vehicles by the end of the decade by leveraging technology from its self-driving subsidiary Cruise, according to comments made during the company’s Wednesday earnings call. Barra wasn’t providing any specifics just yet, but instead laid out a vision for the automaker’s future and how its stake in Cruise and its own internal effort to further develop its advanced driver assistance system Super Cruise might evolve over the next nine ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Walmart, Cruise, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Mary Barra, Dubai, Gm, Autonomous Vehicles, Cadillac, Barra, Self Driving Vehicles


GM’s Pam Fletcher is coming to TC Sessions: Mobility 2021 to talk about how to build a startup

GM might be best known for the millions of Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC-branded vehicles it designs, produces, finances and sells each year. But it also has a burgeoning incubator, where a team of 600 employees are working to develop 20 new businesses with a total addressable market of about $1.3 trillion. A few of the first startup fruits have already come to bear, including OnStar Guardian, OnStar Insurance, GM Defense and most recently, BrightDrop — the commercial electric vehicle deliv...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Linkedin, Tech, Cruise, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Mary Barra, Gm, Reid Hoffman, Silicon Valley, Mobility, Autonomous Vehicles, Fast Company, Nasdaq, Onstar


The Station: Lyft sells its self-driving unit, Uber makes a big product push and Revel jumps into ride-hailing

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hi there, new and returning readers. This is The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to Point B. We took a week off and now we’re back. Whoop. Let’s catch up on all things transportation. My email inbox is always open. Email me at [email protected]
Tags: TC, Lyft, Uber, Europe, Elon Musk, UK, New York, London, Washington, Senate, Ipo, New York City, US, America, Los Angeles, Linkedin


General Motors’ Diversity Media Spending Plan Could Be a Template for Other Brands

When General Motors pledged to shift specific portions of its media budget to Black-owned agencies and media companies a week ago, some of the carmaker's strongest critics greeted the intentions with extreme doubt. GM has mapped a five-point "action plan" to diversify its media and marketing company relationships. The plan appears to show a substantive...
Tags: Advertising, General Motors, Diversity, Automotive, Gm, Black, Equity and Inclusion


UAW Annoyed With GM’s Mexican EVs

General Motors has decided its fifth electric vehicle facility should be in Mexico and has set aside $1 billion for its complex in Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila, Mexico. While a portion of the funds will go toward a new paint shop, the manufacturer also said the money would be used to prepare the site for EV […] The post UAW Annoyed With GM’s Mexican EVs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Jobs, Unions, Mexico, General Motors, Industry, United States, Gm, Autos, Industry News, UAW, United Auto Workers, News Blog, Labor Union, Union News, Ramos Arizpe Coahuila Mexico


GM partners with 7 charging networks ahead of electric vehicle push

GM revealed Wednesday a four-part plan meant to handle all the steps of charging an electric vehicle, including finding a public charger and paying for the power, as the automaker seeks ways to attract customers to the 30 EVs it plans to launch by 2025. The so-called Ultium Charge 360 plan — named after the underlying electric vehicle platform and batteries of its upcoming EVs — aims to handle the access, payment and customer service components of charging an electric vehicle at home and on the ...
Tags: Florida, Tech, General Motors, Canada, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Lithium Ion Batteries, Gmc, Hester, Washington California, Chevrolet Cadillac, Chargepoint, Electrify America, EVgo, Travis Hester


Announcing the Agenda for TC Sessions: Mobility 2021

TC Sessions: Mobility is back and we’re excited to give you the first look at who is coming to the main stage and what we plan to talk about. The event will be virtual, but never fear, we will bring you the same informative panels and provocative one-on-one interviews and networking you’re used to. The new format has provided one massive benefit: democratizing access. If you’re a startup or investor, you can listen in, network and connect with other participants here in Silicon Valley. Plus, you...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Asia, Europe, Technology, Australia, China, Africa, Articles, Tech, General Motors, Tesla, Ceo, AV, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive


Brembos On Blackwings: Inside Cadillac’s First-Ever Carbon-Ceramic Braking System

The 2022 CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing are the highest-performing vehicles from Cadillac, particularly the latter with its hand-built 668-horsepower supercharged V8. The brainiacs at General Motors have a long and cherished history of concocting glorious V8 powerplants. But for vehicles like the newest Blackwings, having oodles of power is just part of the equation. Setting The Stage We sat down for a chat with Daniel Sandberg, President and CEO at Brembo North America, host of the...
Tags: California, Washington, General Motors, Power, Magazine, Gm, Autos, Bmw, Motorsports, Blackwing, Cadillac, Daytona, Brembo, IMSA, Sandberg, Brembo North America


Mariko's electrical issues - resolved for now?

 So, as a review.  I was driving my Samurai in the vicinity of the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona on March 27.  It was a light rain kind of day, so driving with headlights on, wipers going, heater going as it was a bit chilly.Everything went dead after a high pitched squealing noise as I pulled away from the gas station in Marble Canyon.  Long story short, I lost the fusible link and there were electrical shorts occurring even after replacing the fusible link.A shop in Page, AZ d...
Tags: Motorcycles, Arizona, Gm, Sammy, Boulder CO, ECM, Metro Denver, Mariko, Mariko Repairs, ECM Electronics Control Module


2023 Cadillac Lyriq is Almost Here

Today the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq made its production debut. If this is the highlight of a century of innovation, what’s Cadillac been doing the rest of the time? Cadillac’s luxury electric SUV is starting a new era ahead of schedule. You can place your order in September for a 2022 first-half delivery. “The 2023 Cadillac […] The post 2023 Cadillac Lyriq is Almost Here appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Design, Technology, Marketing, Global, Sales, Green, Production, Luxury, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Emerging Markets, Autos, Crossovers, Autonomous Vehicles, Export


Cadillac’s all-electric Lyriq flagship to start just below $60,000

The Cadillac Lyriq, the all-electric crossover and flagship of GM’s luxury brand, will start at a skosh under $60,000 when it comes to the U.S. market in early 2022. The price, which doesn’t include destination charges, is one of the last remaining details to be shared about the production version of the Lyriq. GM first revealed a showcar version of the Lyriq back in August. On Wednesday, the automaker announced the pricing along with the final specifications of the production vehicle. The Lyriq...
Tags: TC, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Epa, Electric, Cadillac, Spring Hill, Spring Hill Tennessee, Cadillac Buick Chevrolet, Super Cruise GM, Cadillac Lyriq, Lyriq, LG Energy Solution


LA County to triple number of electric-car charging stations

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday, April 20, to close gaps in the region’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure, including finding ways to locate stations in low-income communities. Supervisors Janice Hahn and Sheila Kuehl co-authored a motion to create a “Zero Emission Infrastructure Plan” focused on expanding the number of charging stations countywide. “It is not surprising that the vast majority of the electric vehicles in L.A. County and the charging stations t...
Tags: Business, News, Government, Los Angeles, General Motors, Sport, Automotive, Soccer, Gm, Long Beach, Community, Los Angeles County, LA County, California Energy Commission, Hahn, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors


The Station: A chat with Scale AI’s Alexandr Wang, the NYC scooter winners and TuSimple goes public

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hi there, new and returning readers. This is The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to Point B. Just as I was getting ready to ship this newsletter, I spotted that there was a fatal crash involving a Tesla, in which no one was in the driver’s seat. There was...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Europe, New York, Microsoft, California, Washington, France, Ipo, Berlin, Southeast Asia, New York City, Samsung, San Francisco, Linkedin, Tech


Junkyard Find: 2005 Saab 9-7X Linear

The General had a healthy sales hit with the GMT360 platform in the 2002 model year, when the new Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, and Oldsmobile Bravada hit the showrooms. Since GM had devoured Saab in 2000 and most American car shoppers wanted trucks or truck-shaped machines by that point, it seemed to make sense to […] The post Junkyard Find: 2005 Saab 9-7X Linear appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: SUV, Gm, Autos, Truck, Trucks, Chevrolet, Saab, SUVs, 2005, Oldsmobile Bravada, Chevrolet TrailBlazer, Buick Rainier, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, 2000s


Ford to Launch BlueCruise: How it Works & How it Compares to Similar Systems

Ford will begin offering its new BlueCruise hands-free highway driving system later in 2021. Via over-the-air software updates, the feature will be available for 2021 F-150 and 2021 Mustang Mach-E models equipped with the optional Ford Co-Pilot360 Active 2.0 Prep Package. Ford is anticipating the sale of more than 100,000 vehicles equipped with BlueCruise in the first year, based on sales and take-rate projections. Testing & Validation In 2020, Ford sent a fleet of 10 test vehicles – fiv...
Tags: Florida, Boston, Tesla, Canada, United States, Ford, Gm, Autos, North America, Car News, Mustang Mach, Ford Co, Hau Thai Tang Ford, Prep Package Ford, BlueCruise, Alexandra Taylor BlueCruise


GM’s second $2.3B battery plant with LG Chem to open in late 2023

GM and LG Chem announced Friday plans to build a second U.S. battery cell factory — a $2.3 billion facility in Spring Hill, Tennessee that will supply the automaker with the cells needed for the 30 electric vehicle models it plans to launch by mid decade. Construction on the plant, which is located next to GM’s existing Spring Hill factory, will begin immediately, the company’s CEO and Chairman Mary Barra said in a press conference. The battery factory, which is expected to be complete by late 2...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Mary Barra, Gm, Panasonic, Northeast Ohio, Gw, Chevy Bolt Ev, Lordstown, Barra, Spring Hill, LG Chem


Cruise AV Company Raises $2.75 Billion in Latest Funding Round

General Motors backed autonomous vehicle startup Cruise has reportedly scored $2.75 billion from its last round of funding, with Walmart again taking a particular interest in the company. The multinational retail corporation previously participated in a pilot program where Arizona-based shoppers could call upon a Cruise AV to have their groceries delivered. While just one of several autonomous […] The post Cruise AV Company Raises $2.75 Billion in Latest Funding Round appeared first on The Truth...
Tags: Technology, Investments, Funding, General Motors, Walmart, AV, Cruise, Arizona, Gm, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Tech Companies, News Blog, Tech Startups, AV startups


Walmart helps push Cruise’s latest investment round to $2.75B

Cruise, the autonomous vehicle company aiming to deploy robotaxis in San Francisco and Dubai, has added Walmart as an investor in an extended fundraising round that has grown to $2.75 billion. The company said it has a post-money valuation of more than $30 billion. Walmart and several unnamed institutional investors added capital to a $2 billion equity round announced back in January that was led by Microsoft. The companies didn’t disclose Walmart’s exact investment. Cruise, the autonomous vehic...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Microsoft, San Francisco, Tech, Walmart, Cruise, Automotive, Ford, Dubai, Gm, Autonomous Vehicles, Houston, North America, Chevy Bolt, Scottsdale Arizona


Ford takes aim at Tesla, GM with its new hands-free driving system

Ford will debut its new hands-free driving feature on the 2021 F-150 pickup truck and certain 2021 Mustang Mach-E models through a software update later this year, technology that the automaker developed to rival similar systems from Tesla and GM. That hands-free capability — which uses camera, radar sensors and software to provide a combination of adaptive cruise control, lane centering and speed sign recognition — has undergone some 500,000 miles of development testing, Ford emphasized in its ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Ford, Gm, North America, Tesla Autopilot, FSD, Jim Farley, Tesla GM, Mustang Mach, Hands-free Driving, GM Super Cruise


The Station: The biggest SPAC ever and reading the micromobility permit tea leaves

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hi there, new and returning readers. This is The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to Point B. Before jump into micromobbin’ and the rest, I wanted to point you to another Extra Crunch piece, this time a deep dive into second-life batteries. As Aria Alamalh...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, TC, Transportation, Verizon, London, Washington, Mexico, China, Germany, Berlin, India, New York City, Tech, Bloomberg, Vienna


Cruise strikes deal to launch robotaxi service in Dubai

Cruise has expanded its robotaxi ambitions beyond San Francisco. The autonomous vehicle subsidiary of GM that also has backing from SoftBank Vision Fund, Microsoft and Honda, has struck a deal to launch a robotaxi service in Dubai in 2023. The robotaxi service in Dubai will use the Cruise Origin, the all-electric shuttle-like vehicle that has no steering wheel or pedals and is designed to travel at highway speeds. The Origin, which was unveiled in January 2020 will be manufactured by GM. Cruise ...
Tags: Transportation, San Francisco, Tech, Cruise, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Dubai, Gm, Autonomous Vehicles, Honda, RTA, Al Tayer, Cruise Automation, GM Cruise, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, SoftBank Vision Fund Microsoft


The 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV lowers the cost of entry for some of GM’s most advanced tech

The 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV may look like a larger, slightly longer Chevrolet Bolt, but under that boxy exterior lies a whole lot of tech that’s both affordable and very advanced. With the launch of the Chevy Bolt EUV, and its available suite of advanced driver assistance systems, GM is putting both advanced driver assistance technology and electric drivetrains within reach of the masses. As part of GMs much-touted goal to introduce 30 new electric vehicles in the next four years, the company recent...
Tags: Transportation, California, Los Angeles, Tech, General Motors, Tesla, Automotive, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Chevy, Volkswagen, Chevrolet, Short, Volvo, Infotainment


GM idles more North American plants as chip shortage drags on

General Motors is idling more plants and extending shutdowns at other facilities in North America due to a continued shortage of semiconductor chips that are used to control myriad operations in vehicles, including the infotainment, power steering and brake systems. In an update Thursday, GM indicated that eight assembly plants are affected by the temporary closures. CNBC was the first to report on the temporary plant closures. GM confirmed the shutdowns to TechCrunch and added that it plans to ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Mexico, Tech, General Motors, Canada, Automotive, Ford, Tennessee, Korea, Gm, Brazil, Kansas, North America, Semiconductor, Cnbc


2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV: New Pricing Info, Photo Gallery & Other Fast Facts

The 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV made its official debut on Saturday (April 3rd, 2021) during the NCAA Final Four in a new commercial narrated by Lebron James. As part of the debut, GMC released pricing and feature availability for each Hummer EV SUV in the lineup. The reveal of the 2024 Hummer EV SUV follows the earlier debut of the 2022 pickup variant. 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV: Fast Facts Off-Road Stance & Maneuverability: The Hummer EV SUV boasts a 126.7-inch wheelbase, 35.4-foot turning ci...
Tags: Cars, Research, Gm, Autos, Ncaa, Lebron James, Regen, GMC Hummer


Chevrolet Electric Silverado A ZERO Production

Chevrolet’s Silverado electric pickup will be built at the Factory Zero assembly plant in Detroit-Hamtramck, Michigan, along with GMC’s Hummer EV SUV which will also be produced there, General Motors president Mark Reuss said today. A new-from-the-ground-up EV pickup, and not adapted from the gas-powered Silverado, it will use the Ultium Platform. Ultium is General […] The post Chevrolet Electric Silverado A ZERO Production appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Jobs, Global, Sales, General Motors, Green, Heritage, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Emerging Markets, Autos, Trucks, Chevrolet, EVs, New Cars, Fuel Economy


GM to build an electric Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck with more than 400 miles of range

GM is adding an electric Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck to its lineup, as the automaker pushes to deliver more than 1 million electric vehicles globally by 2025. GM President Mark Reuss said Tuesday that the Chevrolet Silverado electric full-size pickup will be based on the automaker’s Ultium battery platform and will have an estimated range of more than 400 miles on a full charge. It should be noted this is GM’s forecast not an official EPA figure. GM is positioning the full-sized pickup for ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Epa, North America, Detroit, Chevrolet Silverado, Mark Reuss, Silverado, Hamtramck Michigan, Hamtramck, Reuss


The Station: Argo AI plots its fundraising course and Waymo changes leadership

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hi there, new and returning readers. This is The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to Point B. There is a lot to get to, so let’s dive right in. My email inbox is always open. Email me at [email protected]h.com to share thoughts, criticisms, offer...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Transportation, Europe, Japan, Florida, UK, Congress, China, Massachusetts, America, Tech, Tesla, Spain


Automakers notch sales bounce a year after COVID-19 onset

Automakers posted higher sales in the first quarter as General Motors Co., Toyota Motor Corp. and others benefited from strong demand for new cars and trucks in comparison with a year earlier, when the spread of Covid-19 shut showrooms. U.S. auto sales surged by more than 8% in the quarter, according to analysts’ estimates. The gain reflects buying as vaccination rates increase and more people return to their pre-pandemic routines. Increased confidence in the economy and worry about lower suppli...
Tags: Business, News, Mexico, Cars, Sport, Soccer, Ford, Gm, Toyota, Chevy, North America, Chevrolet, Detroit, Edmunds, Fiat Chrysler, Ontario


Deep freeze: Cold-weather testing at GM's Kapuskasing Proving Grounds

Every automaker does extreme-weather testing, and for GM, much of that happens in Kapuskasing, in northern Ontario. What's it like to freeze your fingers making sure everything works right? Find out in my story at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Gm, Autos, Manufacturing, Ontario, Winter Driving, Jil McIntosh, Automotive Design, Kapuskasing


QOTD: What to Do With Buick?

Buick is on my brain. Not only does an Envision test vehicle sit some 20-odd stories beneath my feet in my parking garage, but the brand has been running its usual ad blitz during the NCAA men’s basketball tournament (and presumably, the women’s, too). The tourney is one of my favorite sports events of the […] The post QOTD: What to Do With Buick? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Gm, Autos, Crossovers, Ncaa, Qotd, Buick, News Blog, Question of the Day



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