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  1. Global Chevrolet News
    Autonomous vehicles "feel" the road ahead with a variety of sensors, with data received sent through the vehicle's brain to stimulate a response. Brake action, for example. It's technology that's far from perfected, yet self-driving trials continue on America's streets, growing in number as...
  2. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Did General Motors' self-driving arm reveal the future on Tuesday night? The automaker and its Cruise LLC subsidiary sure hope so, as both see big, big dollars coming from future autonomous ridesharing fleets. The Cruise Origin unveiled in San Francisco last night is supposedly the vehicle...
  3. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Autonomous cars are great and all, but they're so limited. What if you want an autonomous Malibu? Or an autonomous Traverse? Or, better yet, an autonomous Silverado? Well, GM may soon be able to do that. GM has patented a "system for retrofitting vehicle automation." The patent outlines how...
  4. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Despite large cash injections and the hopes of GM's stock price being pinned on it, Cruise Automation is still suffering numerous setbacks, threatening GM's chances as a big player in the automation game. "Nothing is on schedule," a source told Reuters in a recent report. The same report claims...
  5. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Automakers are fighting to make autonomous cars a reality as soon as possible. But driverless cars, like most modern cars, have to confront the possibility of being hacked. How, then, shall we prevent driverless cars from being taken over from outside agents? Cruise Automation's in-house...
  6. Automotive Industry & GM News
    LiDAR. Automakers are buying into it with huge sums of cash, Telsa is shunning it, GM just bought LiDAR specialists Strobe, and it's generally considered to be one of the more important parts of the self-driving car picture. But what the h*ck is it? And how does it work? If you've ever been on...
  7. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Heidi King, deputy administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, claims it's too soon to begin imposing rules on self-driving vehicles. Thus far, the NHTSA as taken a supremely lax posture on handling autonomous vehicles in the hopes that a softer touch will assist in...
  8. Automotive Industry & GM News
    GM Inside News has uncovered a trademark application from GM for the name "AV1." Though the application is still under review, the name would apply to motor vehicles and may hint at a future Cruise Automation product. Known informally as the Cruise AV (short for autonomous vehicle), GM is...
  9. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Responsibilities are shifting slightly at GM's highest levels, as Dan Ammann and Mark Reuss trade tasks to better focus their efforts.   Ammann will remain president, but will narrow his focus to the development of autonomous vehicles, while Reuss will pick up the responsibility of Cadillac...
  10. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Cruise Automation, GM's subsidiary focused on making autonomous vehicles, will get a big cash infusion this year, as SoftBank Vision Fund will invest $2.25 billion in it. "This is a very historic day when we look at the future of personal mobility. We are pleased to partner with Softbank," Mary...
  11. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Unlike most of its rivals, GM still makes its EVs and autonomous projects in the US instead of in China. For a company that is now favoring profit over every other measure of success, that's a big deal, but it's also one that requires sacrifices from its employees. GM is expanding its use of...
  12. Automotive Industry & GM News
    In what very well could be the first infraction committed by an autonomous car, a San Francisco police officer pulled over and ticketed a General Motors-operated self-driving Chevrolet Bolt EV. The incident occurred on March 20 and CBS news affiliate KPIX 5 reported last week that the...
  13. Automotive Industry & GM News
    General Motors has announced it will begin manufacturing autonomous vehicles by 2019. Since purchasing Cruise Automation in 2016, GM has invested heavily into self-driving cars. However, its Chevrolet Bolt-based Cruise AV has only served as a testbed for the technology. That will change next...
  14. Automotive Industry & GM News
    General Motors CEO Mary Barra outlined the company's vision of the future at the Barclays Global Automotive Conference in New York on Wednesday. While the majority of her speech adhered to GM's current mantra of "zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero congestion," we also got a taste of what...
  15. Automotive Industry & GM News
    General Motors is outlining its vision for an autonomous future.  The company announced it will outline its view on the future of self-driving technology in a webcast scheduled for investors on November 30. According to Reuters, it's believed GM plans to expand its autonomous vehicle research...
  16. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Suppliers have begun putting automotive companies on blast for overly ambitious mobility claims. While self-driving cars are definitely en route, manufacturers have ramped up their arrival time and omitted the necessary pit stops to win favor with investors or the general public. Meanwhile...
  17. Global Chevrolet News
    Chevy has prepared an entire fleet of self-driving Bolt EVs, showing that mass production is possible with this type of sophisticated technology. Chevy has built 130 Bolt EVs outfit with a full suite of self-driving hardware and software, showing that it can include this type of technology in...
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