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GM is getting into ebikes, and it wants you to help name them

General Motors has just unveiled its first-ever electric bikes and has launched a $10,000 public contest to help name them. Tip: It's probably not worth suggesting "Bikey McBikeface."
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Dine and dash(board): Make a Yelp reservation from your car’s control panel

Already in the car, but can't decide where to eat? Yelp Reservations can now be added to some dashboard touchscreens. Yelp Reservations searches for restaurants within 25 miles of the vehicle's location.
Cars

Honda hands GM $2.75 billion so it can get the Cruise self-driving unit moving

American Honda Motor Company and General Motors will partner on GM's Cruise self-driving unit, showing that developing safe, autonomous vehicle tech is too big a task for even the largest automobile manufacturers to handle alone.
Cars

GM adding Super Cruise to all brands eventually, all Caddys by 2020

All Cadillac models will add Super Cruise autonomous driving as an option by 2020, with other GM brands to follow. Super Cruise includes precision-mapped roads, driver monitoring, adaptive cruise control, and lane-keeping assistance.
Cars

Cadillac CEO Johan de Nysschen unexpectedly departs amid tumult at luxury brand

General Motors unexpectedly announced that Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen is leaving, effective immediately. He is being succeeded by Steve Carlisle, who had been GM Canada's president and managing director.
Cars

Forget 10 and 2: The GM Cruise AV doesn’t have a steering wheel

What's the difference between a car and a chair? In the future, not much, if General Motors has its way. The Detroit-based automaker submitted a revolutionary idea that involves a truly autonomous vehicle called the Cruise AV.
Cars

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.
Cars

Self-driving cars are about to hit the busy streets of NY City

If your self-driving technology can handle the streets of Manhattan, it can make it anywhere. At least, that may be the thinking behind GM's decision to test its driverless cars there.
Cars

Get a car for your gig economy job from Maven Gig, GM's growing rental service

Want to drive for Uber or Lyft but don't have a car to call your own? Maven Gig wants to help. The weekly car-rental service from GM hopes to supply the vehicles for the 21st-century gig economy.
Cars

Traditional automakers lead the way on self-driving cars, study reveals

Are traditional automakers or disruptive tech companies the leaders in development of self-driving cars? A new study ranks 18 of the top contenders, and the results may surprise you.
Cars

Change the rules so we can test more self-driving cars, automakers tell feds

Auto manufacturers need to test self-driving cars in much greater numbers than currently allowed by NHTSA rules to advance the technology. GM, Toyota, Volvo, Lyft, and others will testify at a U.S. House panel.
Cars

Honda and GM make the push for hydrogen fuel cell cars together

Honda and GM have expanded their hydrogen fuel cell partnership to form a new company that will make the technology more affordable at scale. The entity will be called Fuel Cell System Manufacturing (FCSM).
Computing

GM pledges $250K to help Girls Who Code encourage young women to study STEM

GM has pledged $250,000 in support of education nonprofit Girls Who Code, which will be used to fund after-school clubs delivering STEM activities and mentorship to young women in underserved communities.
Cars

How the inside of your car goes from clay to leather and stainless steel

As children, many of us sketched ideas for outlandish cars on the back of our schoolbooks, but most of us tended to draw just the outside of the car. But just as much effort goes into a car’s interior, and maybe that’s more important in…
Cars

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.
Cars

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.
Cars

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.
Cars

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…