Venezuela’s economy has been rankled by a years-long, sky-high unemployment which appeared to claim as a victim a General Motors plant that hadn’t produced a car since 2015. Workers at the factory, about 2,700 in total, were allegedly laid-off by text message. But Reuters dug in and discovered there’s more to the GM…
At least one person was injured at an explosion at General Motors’ assembly plant in Hamtramck, Michigan earlier today.
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Back in April, General Motors quietly disclosed that it had plans to put together a large fleet of self-driving Bolt EVs to test in California, Arizona and Michigan. On Tuesday, GM CEO Mary Barra confirmed that’s all going forward, and that GM has produced 130 autonomous Chevy Bolt EVs at one of its assembly plants.…
General Motors’ new Bolt EV was set to be rolled out for sale nationwide in September, but the automaker decided to push that date up by a month, according to Automotive News. The move coincides with Tesla’s planned date to start production on the Model 3 sedan, widely seen as the Bolt’s biggest competitor.
An anonymous tipster shared a photo of a Cadillac CT6, outfitted with autonomous driving sensors and scanners, which they spotted parked in Pittsburgh yesterday.
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Vehicle-to-infrastructure tech (V2I) is a tool often touted by some automakers as being key to making the roads safer by allowing cars to communicate with traffic signals and the like. Late last month, General Motors and the state of Michigan announced they had taken tiny, but crucial, steps on the V2I front, with one…
A class-action lawsuit filed on Thursday accuses General Motors of installing defeat devices in more than 700,000 trucks to beat emissions tests in the U.S., the latest in a string of diesel cheating allegations against automakers.
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Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. If you don’t read it, you won’t be interesting at parties. I can guarantee you that.
Before its faucets ran brown, before its residents were poisoned by lead, before it was Murdertown USA, Flint, Michigan was Vehicle City.
As General Motors shuts down its Holden manufacturing in Australia this year, we’re all supposed to mourn what had been the new frontier of ute-loving, V8 freedom. But the shutdown was a bureaucratic decision; a slow bleed to avoid the prospect of a much more painful collapse.
Today we start a series called “Engines You Should Know” in an effort to enlighten the world about the best, worst and most notable powerplants ever used to propel automobiles. In the first installment, I’ll talk about one engine that doesn’t get nearly enough credit: the Vortec 4200 inline-six found under the hood of…
General Motors’ plant in Valencia, Venezuela, was seized last week by government authorities amidst violent protests. As a result, GM was forced to halt operations in the country. Today, the company allegedly informed almost 2,700 staffers (at least some via text message) that they are no longer employed at the plant.
General Motors has been pretty up front with releasing raw (sped-up) footage of its autonomous Chevy Bolt EVs driving around town. The latest clip released this week shows a close-call with the car and a risky raccoon looking to get across the road.
In case you didn’t know it, Venezuela is a country in turmoil at the moment. The country is in the midst of a years-long brutal economic depression, their currency is nearly worthless, unemployment is said to be as high as 25 percent, and violent protests have broken out as a result of these things. Now General…
The main General Motors-related headline blasting around the Internet today is that it’s aiming to hire 1,100 people to work at a new research and development center in Silicon Valley to focus on the automaker’s self-driving car efforts. But journalist Mark Harris at IEEE Spectrum has an even more interesting scoop…