The Phantom of General Motors

When thinking about concept cars in general, not just referring to General Motors, you often see the hottest and wildest thoughts put on wheels for the motor show floor – but when it comes to the final product the designers lose their courage it is the bean counters that destroy these visions. In the end we finally… » 1/19/15 9:46am 1/19/15 9:46am

Chevrolet Vehicles Will Soon Predict Breakdowns Before They Happen

Through the use of in-vehicle sensors and the OnStar system, General Motors' customers already get monthly updates on the health of their vehicles and alerts to potential problems. But the company is now looking to take preventative vehicle maintenance even further with a new system that promises to pinpoint potential… » 1/05/15 12:11am 1/05/15 12:11am

OnStar Can Now Assess Your Driving For Cheaper Insurance Rates

Starting this summer, OnStar will become the electronic version of nervous parents in the back seat of a teenager's car, providing drivers with an opt-in program that will evaluate their driving over a 90-day period. Once complete, it will not only give drivers an objective assessment of their skills behind the wheel… » 1/05/15 12:10am 1/05/15 12:10am

Three Marvelous Missed Opportunities From GM

While the Pontiac Trans Sport could possibly be one of General Motors' greatest letdowns, there have been plenty of other botched products in its checkered history. Some of them could've been truly special — even revolutionary — had GM done a better job of doing its job. Let's take a look at three of them. » 12/04/14 9:48am 12/04/14 9:48am

Uber and Its Shady Partners Are Pushing Drivers into Subprime Loans

The subprime lending market that plunged America into the Great Recession is back and as unscrupulous as ever. Instead of mortgages, this time a bubble has formed around auto loans, and reliably ruthless Uber is in the thick of it. Two "partners" in Uber's vehicle financing program are under federal investigation,… » 11/04/14 2:22pm 11/04/14 2:22pm

GM Has Basically Been Testing Cars The Same Way Since The 1920's

General Motors has been running their vehicles through physical tests at the Milford Proving Grounds for 90 years. The company's obviously made R&D improvements in that time, but today's Chevys are running through some of the same torture tracks their great-great-...-"grandfathers" were vetted on. » 10/26/14 1:32pm 10/26/14 1:32pm

Your Guide To The Explosive Airbag Recall That Affects 14 Million Cars

While the world may be burned out on hearing about automotive recalls after General Motors' acknowledged their ignition switch defect and then recalled just about every car they've made in the last 17 years, drivers now face a safety problem that is far more widespread and possibly even more dangerous. » 9/15/14 3:09pm 9/15/14 3:09pm