Software could take a big bite out of the car industry’s ass, GM says

Drivers want smart cars that are as easy to use as smartphones, but car companies like GM struggle to balance the desire for convenience with the overwhelming need for safety.

Not so fast: Android Auto and Apple’s CarPlay have a dashboard full of downsides

Despite the beauty of being able to access your calendar or the angriest of birds on the go, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto aren't all sunshine and roses. Here’s why.
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GM is powering its new data center with old Chevrolet Volt batteries

GM has found a purpose for old Chevrolet Volt electric car batteries. Paired with solar and wind energy, they are producing/storing enough power to juice up the company's new data center.

Insider’s view: Utility provider reveals GM and Ford considering electric pickups

A new report suggests that both General Motors and Ford are considering electric pickup trucks. Pacific Gas and Electric CEO Tony Earley says he’s spoken to both companies about it, however a significant government investment might be…

Scan license plates so you can text flirty messages to cute drivers with GM’s new app

GM's China R&D team has developed an Android app that lets a driver scan a license plate in order to start texting the owner of that car. DiDi Plate is a prototype app debuted earlier this month at the Telematics Detroit 2014 conference.

Hard times in the rear-view mirror, GM dominated Detroit with cars we want to buy

With a new, award-winning portfolio, General Motors set the tone for a very calm and enjoyable 2014 Detroit Auto Show. Having won both North American Car and Truck of the Year, GM can finally end the mad scramble to survive.

Is General Motors thinking of buying Tesla? Financial analyst says ‘yes’

Tesla has already beat the odds by not only surviving but beginning to thrive. This success might just have drawn the interest of the big automakers. Analysts are now predicting that GM might actually acquire Tesla sometime this year to…

100,000 miles on hydrogen: Chevy’s Fuel Cell Equinox breaks new mile mark

The fuel cell powered Chevy Equinox has accumulated its miles as a fleet vehicle for a movie studio and an engineering test car. The 100,000 mile mark is a major accomplishment along the path to hydrogen's viability as an alternative fuel…

GM partners with U.S. Military to develop next-gen of hydrogen cars and tanks

More exciting news in the hydrogen car field as GM announces it is partnering with the U.S. military. GM and the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development & Engineering Center will be working together to develop and test the next…