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GM’s next electric vehicle is an e-bike

The company behind the all-electric Chevy Bolt car is releasing two electric bicycles next year. General Motors announced Friday that its two commuter-friendly bikes will be “integrated and connected” and one will fold. The other is compact. Full details on the bike’s motor, battery, frame, and more aren’t out yet, but speculation about the forthcoming...CONTINUE READING
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GM and Honda could give us the self-driving car with a minibar we all deserve

Cruise Automation wants to build the ultimate autonomous car. The company, led by Kyle Vogt, the cofounder of the livestreaming platform Twitch, might be tootling its self-driving technology around San Francisco in camera-and-sensor-loaded Chevy Bolts at the moment … but after a $2.75 billion investment from Honda, look out for different cars in the near...CONTINUE READING
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Here’s the aspect of self-driving car testing that’s not dominated by Apple or Google

Last week, Apple’s secretive, self-driving car project got some attention for adding more cars approved for testing in California. But despite the company’s big name and the heightened curiosity over the iPhone-maker’s foray into autonomous vehicles, the winner here is not the company you’d expect. SEE ALSO: Intel just hit the nitro in the self-driving...CONTINUE READING
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New charging network encourages Uber and Lyft drivers to go electric

A new dedicated charging network from the company EVgo hopes to reduce charging stress for ride-hailing and gig economy drivers in rented electric vehicles.  General Motors’ Maven car-share service rents electric Bolts to drivers on apps like Uber and Lyft. Drivers using the Maven service will get access to the new charging network — it’s...CONTINUE READING
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GM plans to launch a car-sharing program this year

General Motors is staying tight-lipped about a new Bloomberg report that suggests the company’s Maven car-sharing program will soon allow GM car owners to rent out their vehicles to strangers for brief periods of time through the app. GM’s existing Maven car-sharing program already offers cars on-demand, so people can rent a Chevy Volt or...CONTINUE READING
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The Detroit automaker who killed Tesla in new self-driving car rankings

Who’s winning the race to bring self-driving cars to the masses?  Sorry Elon, a new report doesn’t even have Tesla in its top 10 — instead, auto industry stalwart Ford finished first.  Navigant Research ranked 18 players in the self-driving game, ranked on a set of 10 criteria determined by the firm. It’s an inexact...CONTINUE READING
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Self-driving cars are coming to the streets of New York City

Self-driving cars are slated to hit the Big Apple next year.  GM-owned Cruise Automation plans to launch an autonomous vehicle (AV) test program in New York City in early 2018, becoming the first company to put self-driving cars on the infamously busy streets of Manhattan.  New York’s densely trafficked roads and huge number of pedestrians...CONTINUE READING
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