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    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...
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    The changes keep happening at the top of the hierarchy, as Mark Reuss takes the presidency of General Motors, the company announced today. Reuss takes over from Dan Ammann, whom it had been previously announced would step down to take over Cruise, GM's autonomous vehicle unit. At the time...
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    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...
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    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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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    The small San Francisco startup bought by General Motors in 2016 could generate a lot of money for the automaker in the near future. According to sources who spoke to Bloomberg, GM wants to unlock the value of its self-driving Cruise Automation division (officially GM Cruise LLC) - a 50-person...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    GM is investing more than $100 million in two facilities to build autonomous vehicles. The car, known as the Cruise AV, will be assembled at Orion Township Assembly while the roof modules will be made Brownstown Assembly. Both plants are in Michigan and production is expected to begin in 2019...
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