General Motors News

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 …

GM Settles Alleged Defects Concealment Suit with California County

General Motors has agreed to a $13.9 million settlement with Orange County, Calif., after prosecutors accused the auto giant of concealing serious safety defects to avoid costly recalls and part replacements. The lawsuit, filed in 2014, accused GM of deceptive …

GM to Fight $1B Settlement over Faulty Ignition Switches

Plaintiffs suing General Motors Co. over faulty ignition switches and other alleged vehicle defects have reached a $1 billion settlement requiring the automaker to turn over that amount of stock, a lawyer for the plaintiffs said in a court hearing …

General Motors Sued over Fire Causing $450K in Damage to Pennsylvania Homes

General Motors has been sued over a 2014 car fire that caused more than $450,000 in damage to two central Pennsylvania homes. Pennlive.com reports that Erie Insurance Exchange and four of its policy holders claim the blaze resulted from a …

Uber Wants Pennsylvania to Delay Rules for Driverless Cars

Ride-sharing company Uber wants the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to delay policy recommendations that govern the testing of driverless cars. Uber, which has been testing the driverless cars in Pittsburgh for weeks, wants PennDOT to wait for legislation to be …