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  1. Automotive Industry & GM News
     A new report from Bloomberg suggests that GM has been considering spinning off its electric ambitions for a while after seeing startups attract billions of dollars of investment without offering more than a sales pitch. Selling a bunch of real cars to customers is fine, but GM really wants to...
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    Speaking on Leadership Live with David Rubenstein, Mary Barra argued that the transition from gas-powered cars to electric ones would happen over the course of many years. Moreover, she predicted that not every car would be electric by 2040. "I think it'll happen over a period of years and...
  3. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Super Cruise may never get you off the highway. Instead, that will be Ultra Cruise's domain, GM's Executive VP of Global Product Development, Doug Park, told CNBC this week. The next-gen system will be the next phase in the development of Super Cruise, which currently allows drivers to take...
  4. Automotive Industry & GM News
    GM's plan to test autonomous cars in New York City doesn't appear to be going to plan, as no evidence can be found of progress between the company and the State's DMV. Jalopnik reports that a Freedom of Information Law request for any communications between GM (and Cruise Automation) and the...
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    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
    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...
  7. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Dan Ammann, GM's president, is leaving ride hailing service Lyft's board of directors, to be replaced by Maggie Wilderotter, of Hewlett Packard. Ammann joined Lyft's board in January of 2016 following a $500 million investment that was supposed to see the two companies work closely together on...
  8. 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...
  9. Global Chevrolet News
    The autonomous Bolts GM's self-driving start-up has running around San Francisco have been involved in 22 accidents during 2017-- none of which were the software's fault, legally that is. Cruise Automation has been using a fleet of self-driving Chevrolet Bolts to log autonomous miles in an...
  10. Global Chevrolet News
    GM's latest self-drive demonstration was thwarted by a lowly taco truck. The demonstrations were for journalists at the media debut of the latest self-driving Chevrolet Bolt EV earlier this week in San Francisco. It was the first time for public road trips for non-employees in the cars. In a...
  11. Automotive Industry & GM News
    GM is looking for more companies to buy in order to keep growing and advancing their autonomous vehicle operations. The news has come from multiple General Motors execs, with both CEO Mary Barra and CFO Chuck Stevens saying that their purchases of Cruise Automation, and LIDAR company Strobe...
  12. Automotive Industry & GM News
    GM's Cruise Automation is taking autonomous Chevrolet Bolt EV test cars to New York City. The plan is to test the company's autonomous cars in one of the most difficult driving environments in North America. The New York State Governor's office says that the cars will cruise a five square mile...
  13. Automotive Industry & GM News
    General Motors needed cheaper and more advanced LIDAR tech, so it went and bought some. GM just announced it had acquired LIDAR tech company Strobe, Inc. Strobe's LIDAR technology and engineering talent will join GM's Cruise Automation autonomous vehicle team. "Strobe's LIDAR technology will...
  14. Global Chevrolet News
    Cruise Automation has more than doubled its fleet in the past three months. Cruise is General Motors' self-driving unit, acquired early last year as the American automaker works on accelerating its autonomous vehicle development. According to a GM spokesman, Cruise has increased its fleet to...
  15. Global Chevrolet News
    The safest race in the world is happening right now--it's rapid, impossible to see and more expensive than any of us can imagine--oddly, it's for your steering wheel. General Motors and its self-driving startup, Cruise Automation, just elbowed their way to the front of the autonomous pack by...
  16. Global Chevrolet News
    Kyle Vogt, the CEO of GM's recently acquired autonomous driving company, Cruise Automation, recently posted a video of an Chevrolet Bolt EV driving itself around San Francisco. The video shows the car successfully meanders through stop-and-go traffic in downtown Frisco, obeying all traffic...
  17. Global Chevrolet News
    If you live near Scottsdale, Arizona, you might see a self-driving Chevrolet Bolt prototype on roadways. Cruise Automation, which was recently acquired by General Motors, has announced on Twitter that it is testing autonomous technology on Chevrolet Bolt EVs on roads in Scottsdale, Ariz., in...
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