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Watch Cruise Automation’s driverless car perform one of the trickiest maneuvers

Unprotected left turns in urban environments are one of the trickiest maneuvers a driver has to perform — and the same goes for self-driving cars. Autonomous-vehicle company Cruise Automation appears close to nailing it. The post Watch Cruise Automation’s driverless car perform one of the trickiest maneuvers appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, News, Autonomous Cars, Cruise Automation, General Motors, GM, Self-driving Cars


Watch GM Cruise’s driverless car perform one of the trickiest maneuvers

Unprotected left turns in urban environments are one of the trickiest maneuvers a driver has to perform — and the same goes for self-driving cars. Autonomous-vehicle company Cruise Automation appears close to nailing it. The post Watch GM Cruise’s driverless car perform one of the trickiest maneuvers appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, News, Autonomous Cars, Cruise, Cruise Automation, General Motors, GM, Self-driving Cars


Consumer Reports knocks Tesla’s Navigate on Autopilot feature

Consumer Reports is calling the automatic lane-change feature on Tesla’s Navigate on Autopilot “far less competent” than a human driver and cautioned it could pose safety risks. The consumer advocacy organization posted its review Wednesday on the newest version of Tesla’s advanced driver assistance system. Navigate on Autopilot is an active guidance system that is supposed to navigate a car from a highway on-ramp to off-ramp, including interchanges and making lane changes. Once drivers enter...
Tags: Transportation, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Automation, Gm, Bmw, Nissan, Volvo, CR, Consumer Reports, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model 3, Autopilot, Cadillac, National Transportation Safety Board


Consumer Reports knocks Tesla’s Navigate on Autopilot, calls new feature ‘far less competent’ than a human driver

Consumer Reports is calling the automatic lane-change feature on Tesla’s Navigate on Autopilot “far less competent” than a human driver and cautioned it could pose safety risks. The consumer advocacy organization posted its review Wednesday on the newest version of Tesla’s advanced driver assistance system. Navigate on Autopilot is an active guidance system that is supposed to navigate a car from a highway on-ramp to off-ramp, including interchanges and making lane changes. Once drivers enter...
Tags: Transportation, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Automation, Gm, Bmw, Nissan, Volvo, CR, Consumer Reports, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model 3, Autopilot, Cadillac, National Transportation Safety Board


Duramax Deferral: Emissions Delay Punts Straight-six GM Diesel to 2020 Model Year

General Motors’ new Flint-built, light-duty 3.0-liter inline-six turbo-diesel won’t be a late-year addition to the company’s full-size pickup lineup, after all. Apparently, the engine’s emissions certification process was not the speedy affair GM had hoped for. Customers will now have to wait for the 2020 model year before getting their hands on the 460 lb-ft […] The post Duramax Deferral: Emissions Delay Punts Straight-six GM Diesel to 2020 Model Year appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Epa, Engines, Chevrolet, Diesel, Emissions, Sierra, Flint, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, Silverado, News Blog, Gm Diesel


Udacity, Mercedes-Benz create sensor fusion nanodegree as demand for self-driving car engineers rises

Udacity and Mercedes-Benz’s North American R&D lab have developed curriculum for a sensor fusion nanodegree, the latest effort by the online education startup to meet high demand for skills related to autonomous vehicles and to duplicate the success it has had with its self-driving car engineer program. Enrollment for the sensor fusion degree opened up Tuesday. Udacity specializes in “nanodegrees” on a range of technical subjects that include AI, deep learning, digital marketing, VR and computer...
Tags: Travel, Google, Transportation, Tesla, Automotive, Gm, Udacity, Sebastian Thrun, Mercedes Benz, Sunnyvale Calif, Thrun, Mercedes Benz Mercedes, Zoox, Vishal Makhijani, Udacity Mercedes Benz, MBRDNA


GM’s Maven Packs Up, Leaves Town(s)

Anyone following the saga of Uber and Lyft know that mobility services are not — not yet, anyway — a money tree that bears unlimited financial fruit. The same can be said of mobility services offered by automakers. General Motors’ car-sharing service, Maven, like those more well-known companies, is still a fledgling operation experiencing growing […] The post GM’s Maven Packs Up, Leaves Town(s) appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Lyft, General Motors, Gm, Autos, Mobility, Carsharing, Ride-sharing, Maven, News Blog


More Power? Buick Encore Buyers Don’t Want It

Buick’s smallest model might not be what most TTAC readers want to see in their driveway, but it’s nonetheless popular with the American buying public. The subcompact Encore is by far the brand’s best-selling vehicle, making up nearly half of Buick’s sales volume. We’ll probably see a next-generation model debut later this year or early […] The post More Power? Buick Encore Buyers Don’t Want It appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Crossovers, Engines, Buick, Don, Buick Encore, Encore, News Blog, Product Planning, 2020 Buick Encore


Report: Amid Cost-cutting Spree, GM Looked at Unloading Its Global HQ

General Motors’ Renaissance Center headquarters dominates the Detroit skyline, announcing America to Canadians even before they reach Windsor. A symbol of industrial might and the big business of autos, the 5.5 million-square-foot complex has been home to the biggest of the Big Three since GM acquired the property in 1996. According to a new report, […] The post Report: Amid Cost-cutting Spree, GM Looked at Unloading Its Global HQ appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: America, General Motors, Gm, Autos, Detroit, Renaissance Center, News Blog, Cost-cutting, General Motors Renaissance Center


GM hits reverse with Maven carsharing as it closes service in eight cities

GM-owned Maven will close its carsharing service in 8 of the 17 North American cities where it currently operates. Competing with the likes of Zipcar and Car2Go, the app-based service offers car rental by the hour or day. The post GM hits reverse with Maven carsharing as it closes service in eight cities appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Business, News, Cars, Trends, General Motors, Gm, Zipcar, Car-sharing, Maven


GM hits reverse with Maven car-sharing as it closes service in eight cities

GM-owned Maven will close its car-sharing service in 8 of the 17 North American cities where it currently operates. Competing with the likes of Zipcar and Car2Go, the app-based service offers car rental by the hour or day. The post GM hits reverse with Maven car-sharing as it closes service in eight cities appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Business, News, Cars, Trends, General Motors, Gm, Zipcar, Car-sharing, Maven


GM goes into reverse as it closes Maven car-sharing service in eight cities

GM-owned Maven will close its car-sharing service in 8 of the 17 North American cities where it currently operates. Competing with the likes of Zipcar and Car2Go, the app-based service offers car rental by the hour or day. The post GM goes into reverse as it closes Maven car-sharing service in eight cities appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Business, News, Cars, Trends, General Motors, Gm, Zipcar, Car-sharing, Maven


GM’s car-sharing service Maven to exit eight cities

GM is scaling back its Maven car-sharing company and will stop service in nearly half of the 17 North American cities in which it operates. A spokesperson who confirmed Maven was shutting down in some cities, without identifying the locations or number that will remain, said the company plans to focus on markets that have the strongest demand and growth potential. The WSJ, which was the first to report the impending shutdown, said Maven will continue to operate in Detroit, Los Angeles, Washingto...
Tags: Transportation, New York, Washington, Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, General Motors, Chicago, Automotive, Mary Barra, Gm, WSJ, Zipcar, Ann Arbor, Maven


Report: Engine Options Shrink to Two for 2020 Cadillac CT6

Cadillac’s CT6, which remains without a home after January 2020, will shed an engine offering for the upcoming model year. The report comes by way of AutoVerdict, which got its hands on a 2020 CT6 order guide. Initially offered with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder for the base, rear-drive model, the CT6 range spanned a plug-in hybrid […] The post Report: Engine Options Shrink to Two for 2020 Cadillac CT6 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Engines, Cadillac, Cadillac CT6, CT6, News Blog, Product Planning


Car designers can predict your future desires. This is how they do it

Automakers employ small armies of designers, and they’re relentless about asking consumers what they want. So, how do you get from the voice of the customer to the designer’s pen, and why does it go wrong so often? The post Car designers can predict your future desires. This is how they do it appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Design, Cars, Trends, Gm, Automobile, Buick


2020 GMC Sierra 1500: More Diesel, More Speeds

GMC’s new-for-2019 Sierra 1500 took a less controversial styling route than its Chevy Silverado sibling while retaining the numerous upgrades foisted upon the next-generation pickup twins. For 2020, GMC tweaked the light-duty Sierra’s offerings just a bit, hoping to lure more finicky buyers into the model. For starters, GM’s 10-speed automatic transmission has a new […] The post 2020 GMC Sierra 1500: More Diesel, More Speeds appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Trucks, Engines, Sierra, Gmc, GMC Sierra, Chevy Silverado, News Blog, Product Planning, Transmissions, 2020 Gmc Sierra


A Test Drive, and the Design Story Behind Range Rover's Most Unusual Vehicle

SoHo is one of New York City's most pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods--and paradoxically, the best place in Manhattan to see every car design on Earth. On Lafayette, bland rideshare Toyotas share lanes with Teslas. On West Broadway's restaurant row, delivery trucks are wedged in with Lamborghinis, Ferraris, the odd Bugatti. The streets in between are the parking lot of the upper middle class, awash with everything else--primarily crossover SUVs of German and Japanese heritage, so numerous and si...
Tags: Europe, UK, Design, China, New York City, Cars, Ford, Athens, Gm, Manhattan, Jaguar, Jaguar Land Rover, Lafayette, Land Rover, Audi, Joe


Cadillac’s CT4 Debuts at End of Month, Joined by a Brace of Vs

It’s a period of flux for Cadillac’s sedan lineup, one that mirrors the changes occurring across the segment as a whole. Old models are out, and in their place, a range of updated and restyled offerings aim to rekindle America’s love for traditional four-doors. Fewer restyled offerings, one should note. As nameplates bleed out of the […] The post Cadillac’s CT4 Debuts at End of Month, Joined by a Brace of Vs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: America, General Motors, Gm, Autos, New Cars, Cadillac, Sedans, News Blog, Product Planning, Upcoming Models, Cadillac CT5, CT5, cADILLAC ct4, Ct4, CT4-V, CT5-V


Cadillac’s XTS Has an End Date to Etch on Its Tombstone; Union Anticipates Additional Jobs at Oshawa Assembly

Following last week’s announcement of a new, less-populous future for General Motors’ once doomed Oshawa Assembly plant, a promise backed up by $170 million in company cash, the union representing workers at the Canadian facility has revealed when its current products will bite the dust. Under a company-wide streamlining effort outlined last year, Oshawa would […] The post Cadillac’s XTS Has an End Date to Etch on Its Tombstone; Union Anticipates Additional Jobs at Oshawa Assembly appeared first...
Tags: General Motors, Production, Canada, Gm, Autos, Cadillac, Oshawa, Chevrolet Impala, Cadillac XTS, News Blog, GM Canada, Oshawa Assembly, Discontinuation


Lordstown Long Shot? Skepticism Greets GM-Workhorse Talks

Yesterday’s news that General Motors is in talks to sell its mothballed Lordstown assembly plant to an affiliate of Cincinnati’s Workhorse Group was met with surprise and no shortage of doubt. For starters, the company ended last year with 98 employees. It’s still a fledgling startup, eager to sell a range-extended light duty pickup alongside its […] The post Lordstown Long Shot? Skepticism Greets GM-Workhorse Talks appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Production, Gm, Autos, Cincinnati, Lordstown, News Blog, Workhorse Group, U.S. Postal Service, Lordstown Assembly, Lordstown Long Shot


2019 Cadillac XT4 Review: Affordable Luxury For Younger Buyers

90 SOLID 2019 Cadillac XT4 Premium Luxury Review Overall Impression Responsive engine.Easy for loading cargo.Ideal for younger buyers. Pros Affordable Roomy Cabin Cons Interior Quality Vs. Competition Options Quickly Drive Up MSRP There’s another new entry into the compact luxury SUV segment, as Cadillac gets into the mix with the XT4. The smaller XT4 joins the midsize XT5 and the three-row XT6, along with the larger  Escalade to complete  Cadillac’s SUV and cro...
Tags: Review, Gm, Autos, Epa, Denis, Awd, Denver, Android Auto, Cadillac, Denis Flierl, Test Drives, Driving Dynamics, 2019 Cadillac XT4, Premium Luxury, Luxury Premium Luxury, Continuous Damping Control


GM in talks to sell shuttered Lordstown factory to Workhorse for EV pickups

General Motors is in talks to sell its Lordstown vehicle factory in Ohio to Workhorse Group, a battery-electric transportation technology company, to produce EV pickup trucks. It’s a development that could produce a positive outcome for Workhorse, GM and the laid-off workers at the Lordstown factory that stopped producing the automaker’s Chevrolet Cruze in March. Not to mention President Trump, who has promised to bring back manufacturing jobs to the U.S. and was the first to reveal the talks...
Tags: Transportation, Cars, Tech, General-motors, Automotive, United States, Mary Barra, Gm, Ohio, Michigan, Chevrolet, Jalopnik, Trump, Lordstown, Chevrolet Cruze, UAW


Workhorse could give a castoff GM factory new life building electric trucks

General Motors could sell an idled Ohio factory to Workhorse Group, a company that specializes in electric vehicles. The factory could go from building compact cars to electric pickup trucks. The post Workhorse could give a castoff GM factory new life building electric trucks appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Business, News, Cars, Trends, General Motors, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Ohio, Workhorse Group, Workhorse


GM’s Oshawa Assembly to Stay in Company Hands, Switch Roles

All this GM assembly plant news dropping today… Announced Wednesday, GM’s Oshawa Assembly, Canada’s oldest auto plant, will not close permanently come the end of the year. After product disappears from its expansive confines later in 2019, the plant will swap hats, leaving its auto manufacturing role in the past. Unfortunately for employees, while some […] The post GM’s Oshawa Assembly to Stay in Company Hands, Switch Roles appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Production, Gm, Autos, Unifor, Oshawa, News Blog, Union News, Assembly Plants, GM Canada, Oshawa Assembly, Oshawa Assembly Canada


Trump: Electric Truck Maker to Buy GM’s Lordstown Assembly

In a surprising turn of events, President Donald Trump broke a hot bit of news on Wednesday, tweeting that electric truck maker Workhorse Group has closed a deal to buy GM’s mothballed Lordstown Assembly plant, formerly home to the Chevrolet Cruze. The news came by way of GM CEO Mary Barra, Trump said, and the […] The post Trump: Electric Truck Maker to Buy GM’s Lordstown Assembly appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Production, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Autos, Trucks, Donald Trump, EVs, Lordstown, News Blog, Workhorse Group, Workhorse, Lordstown Assembly, Mary Barra Trump, Jobas, Electric Truck Maker


GM’s Cruise Sees Another Billion-dollar Investment

General Motors’ self-driving vehicle unit, Cruise, has attracted new investors and an equity infusion of $1.15 billion as it continues work on its commercial fleet of autonomous taxis. The new investment, which effectively brings the operation’s valuation to $19 billion, is primarily fronted by Baltimore-based asset management company T. Rowe Price Associates Inc. and existing partners like […] The post GM’s Cruise Sees Another Billion-dollar Investment appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Tech, General Motors, Gm, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Industry News, Avs, News Blog, Autonomous Development, Cruise AV


Report: Another Buick Crossover on the Way

It’s the news you’ve been waiting for. As Americans patiently anticipate the arrival of the next-generation Encore and mourn (in small numbers) the passing of the LaCrosse, Buick designers are busy sculpting the next addition to the brand’s lineup. Go figure, it’s a crossover. Not only that, but in keeping with the design philosophy espoused […] The post Report: Another Buick Crossover on the Way appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, General Motors, Gm, Autos, Crossovers, Buick, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Buick Enspire, LaCrosse Buick


GM Cruise raises $1.15B at a $19B valuation from Softbank and Honda

GM Cruise has raised another $1.15 billion in new equity from a group of investors that includes T. Rowe Price Associates, Honda, Softbank Vision Fund and its parent company GM as the self-driving vehicle company pushes to launch a commercial autonomous ride-hailing service this year. This investment increases Cruise’s post-money valuation to $19 billion, inclusive of SoftBank’s previously announced investment commitment. Cruise has secured capital commitments totaling $7.25 billion in the pa...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Softbank, San Francisco, Cruise, Automotive, Gm, Dropbox, Honda, Seattle, General-motors, Brannan Street, Dan Ammann, Kyle Vogt, Bryant Street, Ammann


Chevrolet Volt Postmortem: How Not to Market a Car With a Gasoline Engine

February 15th was a sad day, even for those who hate cars. On that day, General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant produced the last Chevrolet Volt — a green car born at the dawn of a new era that didn’t take off exactly as envisioned. In the truck-loving land of (relatively) cheap gasoline, electric vehicles are […] The post Chevrolet Volt Postmortem: How Not to Market a Car With a Gasoline Engine appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Marketing, General Motors, Plug-In Hybrids, Gm, Autos, Hybrids, PHEVs, Volt, Chevrolet Volt, News Blog, Public Perception, General Motors Detroit Hamtramck assembly, Chevrolet Volt Postmortem


SVE Will Bring Back the Typhoon if GMC Gets the Blazer

Sleeper enthusiasts have a space in their heart reserved for General Motors. While the company’s most famous performance vehicles have typically been difficult to ignore, there was an era where some of its meanest models flew below the radar. This peaked in 1991 with the GMC Syclone pickup and Typhoon SUV — both of which played […] The post SVE Will Bring Back the Typhoon if GMC Gets the Blazer appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Chevrolet Blazer, News Blog, Aftermarket, GMC Syclone, GMC Typhoon, Conversion Kits, SVE, Specialty Vehicle Engineering



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