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GM says a big piece of that car you just bought isn’t really yours

John Deere and GM have submitted requests to the United States Copyright Office that declare the companies as the owners of the software in consumer products, even the ones you already purchased from them.
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The highly anticipated Chevy Bolt ought to be here before year’s end

The Bolt is coming. On Friday, General Motors announced redoubled efforts to produce its highly anticipated electric cars in a Detroit-area factory, and renewed promises to begin delivering vehicles by the end of 2016.
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Uber drivers in San Francisco can rent cars from Maven in test program

GM's Maven car sharing service partnered with Uber. Uber drivers can now rent GM cars for $179 a week in San Francisco in a 90-day pilot test. Maven also has a similar program with Lyft drivers.
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General Motors and Toyota are rolling into the car-sharing space

Major auto brands focus even more on car sharing as GM expands its Maven brand to Los Angeles and Toyota invests in U.S. car-sharing company GetAround. Carmakers are exploring market opportunities that threaten traditional car ownership…
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GM bringing IMB's Watson onboard its vehicles to help drivers connect with brands

If you're not distracted enough already while driving, there's a new partnership between OnStar and IBM Watson that's sure to add to the sensory overload. Beginning early next year, Watson will be making its way into your vehicle.
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Real-world emissions tests will result in larger engines

European car makers shrank engines to meet emissions standards, but testing didn't account for real-world engine loads. Engines will get bigger in order to meet normal performance expectations without the heavier engine loads that boost…
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General Motors has been working on hydrogen fuel cell cars for 50 years

There are plenty of newcomers and new interest in electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel cells. For General Motors, the work has been ongoing for 50 years. During the past five decades, GM has spent $2.5 billion developing fuel cell…
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Eyes on you: Cadillac eye-tracking tech will wake you up or pull you over

GM Super Cruise option offered first for 2017 Cadillac CT6 alerts you via OnStar if you don't watch the road. Hands on the wheel and eyes on the road or the system will pull over to the side of the road and stop if you don't respond to…
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GM recalls 4M cars for airbag software defect; Bolt EV to get OTA updates

General Motors has bad news and good news this week. More than 4 million General Motors vehicles are being recalled for defective airbag software. The Bolt EV eventually will support over-the-air programming.
Mobile

Got $9 billion? Lyft would like to talk to you about buying it

As per a report from the New York Times, the transportation giant has been relatively open to the notion of selling itself to a larger company, having faced numerous challenges like regulation, competition, and more.
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Let the battle begin: Uber and Lyft both motivated to win market share

Uber isn't competing with Didi and Lyft isn't going to be bought out, so the two companies now can focus on building their respective market shares. Both are developing self-driving tech, because that's where the big money will be.
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Lyft turned down a purchase offer from General Motors

General Motors recently tried to buy ridesharing company Lyft by increasing its nine-percent share, but Lyft turned it down. Lyft and GM are testing self-driving Chevy Bolt EVs to eventually launch a network of self-driving rideshare cars…
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Chevy Bolt design sacrifices aerodynamics in favor of cargo space

The 2017 Chevy Bolt all-electric vehicle was designed from the inside out as a family vehicle for the masses. Cargo capacity was a top priority. Aerodynamics was sacrificed, which takes its toll on the per-charge driving range.
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The Tesla effect: 90 percent of new cars may track your driving by 2020

Tesla's not the only car company interested in tracking driver behavior. By 2020 more than 90 percent of new cars will have the required tech. The data could be used by carmakers for development, and by insurance companies and law…
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Chevy Bolt EVs testing Cruise Automation driverless tech on San Francisco streets

Within two months of GM's purchase of Cruise Automation driverless car firm, the independent division is testing driverless Chevy Bolt EVs in San Francisco. The all-electric 2017 Bolt EV has a 200-mile range and may be used by GM partner…
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GM can’t sell or deliver some of its SUVs, putting a hold on sales

GM ordered dealers to halt delivery of 2016 models including the Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia, and Buick Enclave SUVs because of an 'inadvertent error" in over-stating EPA fuel economy on window stickers.
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Some riders will start using Lyft’s self-driving taxis within a year

Some Lyft riders will be stepping inside driverless cars within a year, the company said Thursday. As part of its partnership with GM, the ride-hailing service says tests using self-driving Chevrolet Bolts will take place in a…
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Lyft offers free rental cars for new drivers, but only if they make enough trips

Free rental car, anyone? If you're keen to drive for Lyft but don't have a suitable vehicle, the ride-hailing service is offering a number of cars for nothing. However, you'll have to make at least 65 pickups a week to skip the fees.
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GM is creating a team to work on self-driving and electric cars

GM may have just pushed the date back on its autonomous driving feature, but that's not stopping them from dreaming bigger than ever. On Thursday, GM announced the creation of a team dedicated to developing self-driving and electric cars,
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General Motors is delaying its semiautonomous driving technology

The entire car industry seems to be feeling the pressure of putting an autonomous car on the road, but GM is now pumping the brakes on its Super Cruise feature, which would've allowed drivers to go hands-free on the highway.
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GM just joined forces with Lyft in a major way

To celebrate the new year, General Motors has just invested $500 million in Lyft, and between the two of them, they're going to create an "integrated network of on-demand autonomous vehicles in the U.S."
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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.
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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.
Cool Tech

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…
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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.
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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.
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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…