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General Motors may have paid a $900 million fine to settle the deadly ignition switch case with the feds, but it still faces a barrage of lawsuits from survivors and their families. The first such case, currently being tried in Manhattan, has just encountered a huge plot twist full of fraud allegations.
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Ride-sharing! Mobility! Autonomous vehicles! Welcome to the world of cars in 2016. Here’s a huge development on all of those fronts: General Motors announced today it will invest $500 million in ride-sharing service Lyft and partner with the San Francisco startup for a network of autonomous on-demand cars.
After inexplicably delaying delivery for months, it sounds like GM has finally started sending preordered Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks with the 2.8 Duramax diesel engine to dealerships and customers.
If there’s one thing that has bedeviled General Motors for the last several decades, it’s quality. So when the company announced a few years back that it was working to get the quality of its cars up, we weren’t sure how serious they were. But now we know just how serious – the fourth quality chief in less than four…
What a year it has been for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne, the thirstiest man in the business. He’s seen Ferrari get spun off, record high sales figures, record high recall costs, and even a new contract with the United Auto Workers. But one thing has eluded him: his desired merger with General Motors
The first time I saw CarPlay in action, I couldn’t believe it. You could plug your iPhone into the infotainment system and then get iOS on your dashboard?! It seemed like Apple finally found a way to turn an automobile into a rolling computer like Knight Rider.
The official death toll from GM’s faulty ignition switches that it knew about but failed to recall stands at 124, with many more injured. News came out last night that GM would settle with the government for $900 million in the criminal case, but it also just agreed to settle for a further $575 million in the civil…
General Motors is going to pay a $900 million fine and be criminally charged for hiding a defect from regulators in order to end a federal investigation, according to sources who spoke Reuters. That’s less than the $1.2 billion Toyota paid, but it’s still a massive fine.