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.


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.

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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 needed.


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 bolster its place in…


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. With consumer 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 generation of fuel…


The seven-speed Stingray: GM’s new newest transmission might be coming to the C7

As if the new Corvette Stingray wasn’t good enough already, it might be getting a brand new dual clutch transmission. In a week of rumors about the Corvette C7 a GM patent for a new transmission has just been uncovered, and it might just be destined for the…


GM to add wireless charging for smartphones to some cars from next year

GM cars fitted with wireless charging technology from Powermat are set to hit the market next year, offering owners of compatible mobile devices the chance to easily charge their gadgets without taking their eyes off the road.


GM and Honda announce hydrogen fuel cell collaboration: Can they bring hydrogen to the mainstream?

GM and Honda also plan to work with other parties to improve the hydrogen refueling infrastructure. This is one of the main problems with hydrogen fuel cell cars in 2013.


GM and BMW joint ‘DC fast charge’ testing could draw more people to electric vehicles

GM and BMW’s joint testing for DC “Combo” Fast Charge technology could prove as beneficial to the overall electric vehicle market as it will for the two automakers.