Good Morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.
Ed Welburn, General Motors’ top designer who oversaw the automaker’s modern rebirth with cars like the Chevrolet Camaro and Cadillac CTS, is retiring after 44 years with the company. The good news? His replacement led the design of the drool-inducing sex-machine called the Buick Avenir Concept.
If taking your new car out for a track day and risking a parts failure is too much of a headache for your wallet, ease up if it happens to be a V8 Chevrolet Camaro. That’s right—you can succumb to the temptation of the race track or drag strip, and parts failures will more than likely fall under warranty.
Dionne Spain crashed a Saturn on the New Orleans bridge a few years ago, so she sued General Motors, claiming the wreck was the fault of The General’s faulty ignition switches. This week, in the second of six important “bellwether” cases, a New York City jury disagreed.
General Motors revealed plans to have human chaperones in the first generation of its self-driving vehicles through its partnership with ride-sharing service Lyft, which should only make your trip even more uncomfortable than a current Lyft fare as you and your ambivalent chaperone struggle with the moral complexities…
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