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GM says it’s serious about commercializing self-driving cars

General Motors will begin building a self-driving car with no manual controls at its Orion, Michigan, factory next year. The plant already builds prototype autonomous cars based on the Chevy Bolt EV.

General Motors may let owners rent out their cars, Airbnb style

General Motors is reportedly planning a new service for its Maven mobility division that would allow owners to rent out their cars. Revenue would be split between car owners and GM.

GM's ride-sharing service is expanding beyond the U.S. and into Toronto

General Motors' Maven "personal mobility brand" is adding car-sharing services in Austin, Texas. The fleet in the south will be entirely electric, and boasts free charging for a limited time.

General Motors Marketplace lets you order coffee from your dashboard

General Motors Marketplace allows drivers to order food, find a nearby gas station, or schedule their next oil change by tapping a dashboard touchscreen. GM thinks it will let drivers make more productive use of their time.
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Vine creator says he’s working on a follow-up to the original video looper

Vine's creator says he's got a new video app in the works, a huge Tesla battery powers up South Australia, GM focuses on a electrified ride-sharing (near) future.

GM may launch robot taxi services across the U.S. sooner than you think

GM has made it clear that it wants to launch large-scale, city-based robot taxi services across the U.S. in 2019. The automaker said its business model can make it billions while providing passengers with low-cost rides.

The GM SURUS could be the hydrogen fuel-cell truck of the future

The GM SURUS is a prototype for a commercial truck powered by hydrogen fuel cells, and is equipped for autonomous driving. GM believes it could be an effective military vehicle as well.

With 20 new models on the way, GM is getting serious about electric cars

General Motors will launch 20 new all-electric cars by 2023, with the first two models due in the next 18 months. While most cars will likely be battery powered, GM also won't rule out hydrogen fuel cells.

Cruise is running an autonomous ridesharing service for its employees

Cruise Automation is running an autonomous ridesharing service for its employees in San Francisco. Employees can hail a self-driving Chevrolet Bolt EV using a smartphone app, seven days a week.

GM’s fleet of autonomous Chevy Bolt test cars is growing fast

Chevrolet Bolt EV autonomous prototypes have been rolling off a General Motors assembly line in Michigan since January, the company now says. GM has built 130 autonomous Bolt EVs for testing on public roads.

Diesel woes continue as General Motors is accused of emissions cheating

A class-action lawsuit alleges General Motors employed illegal "defeat devices" to cheat on emissions tests with its Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty diesel pickup trucks.

Can GM’s Maven ridesharing service make it big in New York City?

Maven, the General Motors mobility brand, is launching a large-scale carsharing service in New York City. More than 80 GM cars scattered throughout Manhattan are available for short-term rentals.