General Motors

24th February 2020

Weekly Brief: Tesla Rides Crest of Electrification Wave

Tesla’s newest vehicle, the Model Y crossover SUV, finally received its certification from the US Environmental Protection Agency last week. The Model Y’s range came in at 315 miles...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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10th February 2020

Weekly Brief: US Regulator Allows First Driverless Vehicle Without Mirrors

Dropping a side-view mirror may not sound like much. Heck, if you drive in a major city like New York, Paris or London, side-view mirrors get dropped all the...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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5th February 2020

US Diesel Boost a Climate Bonus?

Diesel powertrain sales in some markets, such as Europe, may be in terminal decline but they are finding increasing favor in the US leisure vehicle sector. Witness, for example,...

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28th January 2020

Cadillac Catches Up With Lane Changing Tesla

Cadillac has added automated lane-changing to it latest Super Cruise system as it catches up with Tesla technology. Among other enhancements to the new system, automatic lane-changing should allow...

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20th January 2020

Weekly Brief: Hyundai and Kia Gamble on Multi-Model EV Platform

EV start-up Arrival came out of stealth mode with a bang last week. The UK company announced a cash infusion of $112M from South Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia....

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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18th November 2019

Weekly Brief: Ford’s First EV Talk of the Town in LA

One of America’s iconic sports cars is about to go electric. All eyes will be trained this week on the Ford Mustang Mach-E, which is set to debut at...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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30th September 2019

Weekly Brief: Driverless Dreamers Need to Get a Grip on Reality

This is beginning to sound like a broken record. Another carmaker, another tech company, another multi-billion-dollar partnership for self-driving cars. Last week Hyundai announced that it has teamed up...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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17th September 2019

Automakers Keep Mobility Eye on eScooter Revolution

The streets of Los Angeles and many other cities are literally littered with micromobility options including electric scooters, e-bicycles and more. Now a city start-up has joined the pack...

By Robert Gray

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4th September 2019

‘Son-of-OnStar’ Arrives at Vauxhall

UK carmaker Vauxhall has rescued some of the remnants of its former owner’s OnStar connectivity service and rebranded it VauxhallConnect. Since the Vauxhall-Opel brand was sold by General Motors...

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26th August 2019

Weekly Brief: US-China Trade War Means Expensive American Cars

The escalating trade war between the United States and China put automakers on edge last week and posed a threat to some key technologies that are fueling the connected...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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6th August 2019

Consumers Remain Distant From Driverless Tipping Point

There is no true progress without resistance and there are fewer technologies progressing faster than assisted driving. For proof, look no further than the driverless car pilot project General...

By Eric Volkman

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29th July 2019

Weekly Brief: General Motors Latest to Slam Brakes on Driverless Tech

How starry-eyed we were 18 months ago? Waymo stood on the doorstep of launching its robo-taxi service and General Motors’ Cruise announced that it was on the precipice of...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve