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General Motors is looking at yet another affordable way of getting consumers behind the wheel by piloting a rental scheme along the lines of the Airbnb model.
Non-traditional manufacturers are certainly making an effort to get in on the act of developing driverless vehicles and bringing them to market.
Could there be a more perfect pair to share joyride tales with than a father and a son?
WASHINGTON, United States—General Motors said Thursday it was launching a US car-sharing service under a new “personal mobility” brand dubbed Maven. GM said Maven, which will compete with services such as Zipcar, was operating in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with the initial focus on serving the University of Michigan campus. It will be expanded to major […]
NEW YORK, United States—The first jury trial against US automaker General Motors over an ignition-switch defect linked to 124 deaths and scores of injuries began Monday at a federal court in New York. GM reached settlements with hundreds of victims of the faulty switch—which in some cases caused ignitions to unintentionally switch out of the […]
DETROIT, Michigan—Call it the motoring way of life. Those who are at this side of journalism referred to as the beat on wheels tend to have the privilege of getting first dibs on the next available car in the market in the most sought-after destinations. It’s both a PR and marketing strategy for auto firms […]
Forbes magazine has released its list of the world’s most powerful people. Listing the 72 who rule the world of 7.2 billion people, these are the top 0.000001 percent of the population. The list includes politicians, dictators, religious leaders, and businessmen. The ranking takes into account a person’s power over people and financial resources. For […]
An industrial accident at a car parts factory in eastern China that supplies automotive parts to General Motors killed at least 69 people and injured more than 180 others, state media reported Sunday, again highlighting workplace safety that remains a concern. The suspected cause was a dust explosion. The blast was China’s most serious industrial disaster […]
It’s a case of unintented consequences: General Motors’ deadly ignition switch flaws emerged from an effort to improve its cars. As the company began developing new small cars in the late 1990s, it listened to customers who complained about “cheap-feeling” switches that required too much effort to turn. GM set about making switches that would […]
Its’ an uncanny coincidence that major car manufacturers are recalling millions of vehicles globally for safety defects just as the world enters Holy Week, the peak of the penitential Lenten season.