Most new vehicles to get over-the-air upgrade tech by 2023, says General Motors

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General Motors stated on Monday that majority of its global models will be capable of over-the-air software upgrades by 2023, as GM presents new vehicle electrical systems aimed to securely handle heavy data traffic and software downloads from the internet. General Motors and other established auto companies have been not that quick to catch up […]

Trump administration drops plan to require vehicle brake-throttle override system

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The Trump administration stated Monday it is going to drop rules initially proposed in 2012 that would have needed automakers to install brake-throttle override systems to avoid runaway vehicles. The regulation was proposed in response to a range of unintended sudden acceleration incidents in Toyota vehicles by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). It […]

GM recalling hundreds of thousands of trucks after reports of fires

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General Motors stated Friday it is recalling 368,000 medium- and heavy-duty diesel trucks geared up with engine-block heaters for fire risks after 19 reports of fires. The recall covers some 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 4500, 5500 and 6500 trucks, 2017-2019 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500 trucks geared up with Duramax 6.6-liter diesel engines […]

Lyft elevates General Motors first-quarter profit

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General Motors on Tuesday reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit, raised by revaluations of shares it owns in ride-hailing company Lyft Inc and France’s Peugeot SA. Excluding the advantages of those revaluations, GM provided outcomes in line with analyst predictions, driven mainly by highly lucrative pickup truck sales in the U.S. market. The earnings came after […]

GM, Ford and Toyota join to advance self-driving innovation

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Three major automakers stated on Wednesday they were establishing a consortium to help draw up safety standards for self-driving vehicles that could eventually help forming regulations in the United States. General Motors, Ford Motor and Toyota Motor stated they were joining forces with automotive engineering group SAE International to form autonomous vehicle “safety guiding principles […]

General Motors gets $2.8 million for energy savings at Flint plants

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Consumers Energy has awarded General Motors $2.8 million for energy-saving upgrades at the company’s Flint plants. The automaker has finished 21 projects in 2018 at its Flint Assembly operation, consisting of a new energy-efficient body shop and building-wide lighting upgrades. Consumers Energy senior vice president Brian Rich states the automaker “has made a commitment to […]