General Motors News

GM Sees Insurance As Part of Growing Its Business Beyond Cars, Trucks

Pam Fletcher wants to change the way General Motors Co. makes money. The veteran GM engineer’s Global Innovation team is looking for new enterprises to expand the automaker’s sources of revenue well beyond vehicle sales and is incubating ventures from …

Cruise Rolling out Fully Autonomous Cars in San Francisco

General Motors’ self-driving car company is sending vehicles without anybody behind the wheel in San Francisco as it navigates its way toward launching a robotic taxi service that would compete against Uber and Lyft in the hometown of the leading …

Automakers Unveil Steps for U.S. to Speed Up Self-Driving Vehicle Deployment

A group representing major automakers is unveiling a detailed proposal Wednesday aimed at making it easier to deploy thousands of self-driving vehicles in the coming years, according to a document seen by Reuters. The Alliance for Automotive Innovation, a group …

Ohio May Force GM to Repay $60M in Incentives after Plant Shut Down

Ohio officials are considering forcing General Motors to repay $60 million in public incentives because of its decision to close a massive assembly plant near Youngstown. At issue is an economic development deal from more than a decade ago that …

Carmakers on Mobility Utopia: ‘Show Us the Money’

Jim Hackett’s first job at Ford Motor Co. was to figure out ways to make money that didn’t involve selling cars. One of his first big decisions as the executive in charge of smart mobility, a catch-all term for app-driven …

Man Dies During Demolition Work at Old Delaware GM Plant

Delaware authorities say a demolition company leader died while supervising work at an old automobile plant. Delaware State Police said the death occurred Friday afternoon at the former General Motors plant in Wilmington, which closed in 2009. Police say its …

In Lawsuit, Union Says GM Should Replace Temps With Laid-Off Workers

The United Auto Workers union is accusing General Motors of violating a national contract by using temporary workers instead of employing full-timers who were laid off from its factories. The union filed a federal lawsuit in Cleveland alleging that GM …

GM to Pilot Airbnb-Like Service for Autos This Summer

General Motors Co. plans to start a pilot program this summer that will enable car owners to rent out their vehicles when they aren’t using them, according to people familiar with the matter. The tests will begin in early summer …

Self-Driving Delivery Cars, Robot Taxis ‘Will Be Ready to Roll’ in 2018

Self-driving vehicles will be ready to roll next year, though the work to make them affordable to individual consumers is still “in the first inning,” according to the CEO of a company working on the technology. Initial autonomous auto customers …

California Lawmakers May Limit Liability of Autonomous Carmakers

California regulators are embracing a General Motors recommendation that would help makers of self-driving cars avoid paying for accidents and other trouble, raising concerns that the proposal will put an unfair burden on vehicle owners. If adopted, the regulations drafted …