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    Does the acquisition of Arm give NVIDIA the keys to autonomous driving?
    US-based NVIDIA’s announced agreement to acquire UK-based Arm from SoftBank is a significant development for automotive electronics. Arm brings CPU intellectual property (IP) expertise that has enabled low-powered, embedded solutions, and NVIDIA’s graphics processing unit (GPU) IP expertise has ...
    Mainland China’s mobility service market to drive demand for autonomous driving technology
    Since the first autonomous car competition organized by the US Department of Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) in 2004, the United States has been at the center stage of autonomous driving. Alphabet’s Google Self-Driving Car Project, which later became an independent company called Waymo, w...
    14-Aug-2020 Insights Technology Trends Pinned
    General Motors unveils new electric Hummer
    General Motors has unveiled the new all-electric GMC Hummer Edition 1 pick-up truck, according to a company press release on 21 October. The new Hummer generates 1,000 hp and a peak torque of nearly 15,600 Nm. The model is equipped with a 24-module, double-stacked Ultium battery propulsion system th...
    22-Oct-2020 News New Products
    GM plans USD2 billion investment in transitioning Spring Hill plant in US to build EVs
    General Motors announced today that its Spring Hill, Tennessee, assembly plant will begin the transition to become the company’s third vehicle manufacturing site to produce electric vehicles (EVs). According to a press release issued by GM on 20 October, this facility will join the company’...
    21-Oct-2020 News Investments
    GM renames Detroit-Hamtramck EV facility to 'Factory ZERO'
    General Motors has announced that its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center in the United States will be known as Factory ZERO, and that it will be reconfigured to an all-electric vehicle assembly plant. According to a press release issued by General Motors on 16 October, the company stated that the nam...
    Cruise receives permission to test autonomous vehicles without safety drivers in California, US
    Cruise has received permit from the California’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to test its autonomous vehicle  fleet in San Francisco without safety drivers, Dan Ammann, CEO of the company announced in a blog on Medium on 15 May. The company, which is driving autonomous driving developme...
    GM recalls nearly 3,300 vehicles in US to replace electronic brake boost module
    General Motors has issued a recall of nearly 3,300 vehicles in the United States over issue with electronic brake boost module, Cars.com reported on 14 October citing the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2020–21 Buick Encore GX SUVs...
    15-Oct-2020 News Recalls
    GM halts Corvette production at US plant due to parts shortage
    GM has halted production of Chevrolet Corvette due to a temporary parts supply issue, The Detroit News reported on 12 October. The automaker’s Bowling Green manufacturing plant in Kentucky, US, which produces the new mid-engine sports car, is expected to remain closed this entire week and resume o...
    NHTSA to investigate vehicle fires in all-electric Chevrolet Bolt
    The United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has decided to open an investigation after reports of fire in three all-electric Chevrolet Bolt, Reuters reported on 13 October. The probe will cover 77,842 Bolt electric vehicles (EVs) from model year (MY) 2017 to 20...
    Buick partners with Hello Sunshine for in-vehicle podcasts and audiobooks
    Buick has announced a partnership with Hello Sunshine in which the auto company will integrate “Reese’s Book Club,” into its infotainment system offering podcasts and audiobooks, a company press release on 9 October read. An in-vehicle touchscreen app integrates the service in the syst...
    Epic Games unveils new Unreal Engine HMI initiative for automotive infotainment and digital cockpit
    Epic Games has launched a new HMI (human-machine interface) initiative for automotive infotainment and digital cockpit, the company said in a press release on 7 October. The new Unreal Engine will make its debut in General Motors’ soon-to-be-revealed GMC HUMMER EV. Epic is expected to unveil more ...
    08-Oct-2020 News New Products
    MY2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing to feature racing-inspired carbon fiber seat backs
    The model year (MY) 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing will feature premium racing-inspired seats with a carbon fiber seat back, Cadillac said in a press release on 29 September. The seat back will feature a precision book-matched design and laser-etched V-Series logo. The vehicle will be available ...
    02-Oct-2020 News New Products
    Auto China 2020: Buick unveils all-electric crossover concept Electra
    Buick has unveiled its all-electric crossover concept Electra at the 2020 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition (Auto China 2020), in China, the company announced in a press release on 28 September. Electra is equipped with General Motors’ advanced Ultium battery which enables a range of 660...
    30-Sep-2020 News New Products
    General Motors to invest USD71 million in two US plants
    General Motors (GM) has announced plans to invest USD71 million into two Ohio manufacturing facilities in the United States, according to a company press release on 28 September. The investment includes USD39 million for its Toledo transmission plant and USD32 million for its Defiance casting plant....
    29-Sep-2020 News Investments
    Fire at AAM plant may impact GM production output
    A recent fire at the production plant of American Axle and Manufacturing (AAM) located at Malvern, Ohio, could have an impact on the manufacturing output of General Motors. According to a post published by General Motors enthusiast blog, GM Authority, on 24 September, the plant was evacuated during ...
    MY 2021 Cadillac CT4, CT5 to feature ‘Enhanced Super Cruise’ with lane change on demand functionality
    The new model year (MY) 2021 Cadillac CT4 and CT5 luxury sports utility vehicles (SUVs) will feature ‘Enhanced Super Cruise’ with ‘Lane Change on Demand’ functionality, the company said in a press release on 10 September. The Enhanced Super Cruise driver assistance system offers hands-free d...
    22-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Cadillac launches 2021 XT4 SUV in mainland China featuring Face ID keyless entry
    General Motors’ (GM) Cadillac has launched its 2021 XT4 luxury sport utility vehicle (SUV) in mainland China, featuring advanced connectivity technologies, the company said in a press release on 16 September. The new SUV, for the first time, features the Face ID unlocking and starting feature, all...
    21-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Electrohydraulic brake actuation to see high adoption in the short-to-medium term
    The brakes of an automobile are unquestionably one of the first lines of safety in motoring, and for this reason, vehicle manufacturers have invested and will certainly continue to dedicate significant investments in order to upgrade vehicle braking systems. Automotive brakes functioned through mech...
    General Motors reveals details of 'Ultium Drive' system
    General Motors (GM) has revealed more details about its ‘Ultium Drive’ system, which will power its future electric vehicles (EV), according to a company press release on 16 September. ‘Ultium Drive’ will include five interchangeable drive units and three motors. All GM electric vehicles bui...
    17-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Suppliers to the new Chevrolet Corvette
    The eighth-generation Chevrolet Corvette is assembled at Chevrolet's facility in Bowling Green, United States. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Chevrolet Corvette from the plant is expected to peak in 2021 at over 34,000 units. If you would like ...
    AGC supplies curved large cover glass for new 2021 Cadillac Escalade
    AGC is supplying its curved-large cover glass for car-mounted displays for Cadillac's model year 2021 Escalade, the Japanese supplier announced in a press release on 10 September. AGC’s Dragontrail™ is a specialty glass receptive to chemical strengthening that has been enhanced with chemical rei...
    General Motors develops wireless battery management system for EVs
    General Motors (GM) has developed a new wireless battery management system (wBMS) for electric vehicles (EV), the company announced in a press release on 9 September. This wireless system has been jointly developed with Analog Devices. The wireless battery monitoring system will be standard on all p...
    10-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Analog Devices unveils wireless battery management system for EVs
    Analog Devices has unveiled wireless battery management system (wBMS) for electric vehicles (EVs), the company said in a press release on 9 September. According to the company, the system will allow automotive manufacturers greater flexibility to scale their EV fleets into volume production. The ...
    10-Sep-2020 News New Products
    General Motors enters into strategic partnership with Nikola for EVs, FCEVs
    General Motors (GM) has entered into a strategizing partnership with electric vehicle (EV) startup for manufacturing of EVs and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV), the automaker announced in a press release on 8 September. As part of the collaboration, GM will engineer, validate, homologate, and bui...
    General Motors partners with Uber for expanding all-electric ride-sharing service
    General Motors (GM) has partnered with Uber to help rideshare industry shift to electric vehicles (EV), the automaker announced in a press release on 8 September. The automaker is offering the ride-hailing company's drivers a discount on the new 2020 Chevy Bolt EV. GM will offer its employee discoun...
    Honda and GM sign MoU to establish strategic alliance in North America
    General Motors and Honda Motor Company have announced the signing of a non-binding memorandum of understanding to explore the sharing of vehicle platforms and propulsion systems for a variety of core segments. According to a press release issued by Honda on 3 September, this North American strategic...
    General Motors recalls 7,100 vehicles in US to update software in body control module
    General Motors is recalling approximately 7,100 vehicles in the United States to update software in body control module, according to a report by cars.com. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2020 Chevrolet Corvette sports cars. The recall is expected to begin 3 October. Significance:...
    03-Sep-2020 News Recalls
    GM launches OnStar Business Solutions for fleet management
    General Motors (GM) has consolidated its OnStar Business Solutions for fleet management business, the US automaker said in a press release on 25 August. OnStar Business Solutions combines four product offerings OnStar Safety Services, OnStar Vehicle Insights, API & Data Services, and Wi-Fi. ...
    27-Aug-2020 News New Products
    GM unveils technology rollout plan for electrification, intelligent driving, and connectivity in mainland China
    General Motors (GM) has unveiled its plans for the rollout of technologies in electrification, intelligent driving, and connectivity in mainland China, a company press release on 19 August read. At Tech Day in Shanghai, GM provided an outlook for its new global electric vehicle (EV) platform, the Ul...
    AAM to supply independent rear drive axles for GM’s full-size SUVs
    The US-based chassis components supplier, American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM), has announced that it has developed a new independent rear-drive axle for General Motors’ (GM's) vehicles. In a press release issued by AAM on 19 August, the company stated that this component will be used in GM’s...
    20-Aug-2020 News New Products
    General Motors recalls 5,141 vehicles in US to update body control module software
    General Motors (GM) has issued a recall of 5,141 vehicles in the United States to update a software in the vehicle’s body control module (BCM), according to a recall notice on the NHTSA website on 6 August. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2020 Chevrolet Corvette vehicles. The recall...
    18-Aug-2020 News Recalls
    General Motors to recall 800 vehicles in US to replace roof-rail airbag modules
    General Motors (GM) has issued a recall of nearly 800 vehicles in the United States to replace roof-rail airbag modules, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2020 Buick Enclave SUVs; Cadillac XT5...
    12-Aug-2020 News Recalls
    Cadillac unveils all-electric crossover LYRIQ, features GM’s new Ultium battery system
    Cadillac has unveiled its first all-electric model LYRIQ crossover, the company announced in a press release on 6 August. The LYRIQ is based on GM’s next-generation, modular electric vehicle platform and driven by the Ultium propulsion system. The crossover is expected to come with a 100-kWh batte...
    10-Aug-2020 News New Products
    EVgo and General Motors plan to triple EV chargers in US by 2025
    EVgo, a provider of public fast-charging network for electric vehicles (EVs), and General Motors (GM) have partnered to triple the size of public fast-charging network in the United States, EVgo said in a press release on 31 July. Under the partnership, the companies will add more than 2,700 new fas...
    Buick launches all-electric Velite 7 and Velite 6 PHEV in China
    American carmaker Buick has announced the launch of the Velite 7 electric vehicle and the Velite 6 plug-in hybrid (PHEV) in the Chinese market. The Velite 7 is the first all-electric sports utility vehicle (SUV) in Buick’s new energy vehicle portfolio, and the company claims that it has a driving ...
    27-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Buick’s VELITE 7 EV to feature latest-generation ‘Buick eConnect’ connectivity system
    Buick, which launched the VELITE 7 electric vehicle (EV) and VELITE 6 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) in mainland China, has said that the VELITE 7 EV will feature latest-generation ‘Buick eConnect’ connectivity system. In a press release dated 24 July, GM unit Buick said that the late...
    27-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Wuling launches Hong Guang electric hatchback in mainland China
    Chinese carmaker Wuling has launched its new all-electric hatchback, the Hong Guang, in China. According to a press release issued by the company on 24 July, the car will be put on sale in three trim levels. The vehicle is 2,917 mm long, 1,493mm wide and 1,621 mm high, with a wheelbase of 1,940 m...
    27-Jul-2020 News New Products
    General Motors pulls the plug on new FCEV project
    General Motors (GM) has decided to stop development of a passenger fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) and concentrate its resources on battery electric vehicles (BEVs), cnet.com reported on 17 July, citing GM’s chief sustainability officer, Dane Parker. "We saw the importance of prioritizing our re...
    General Motors confirms all Ultium platform EVs remain on schedule
    In a press release dated 16 July, General Motors has said that all its electric vehicles (EVs) based on its new Ultium platform remain on schedule. Upcoming Ultium platform EVs include the GMC HUMMER EV, which will go into production in late 2021; the Cadillac LYRIQ, which will go into production in...
    General Motor converts Orion Township assembly plant in US to EV-only facility
    General Motors (GM) is set to convert its Orion Township assembly plant in the United States to all-electric vehicle-only plant, news website Electrek reported on 7 July, citing a GM spokesperson. The automaker will stop production of gas-powered Sonic in October 2020, paving way for a the Bolt EV a...
    New Opel Mokka-e EV features IntelliLux LED® matrix headlights
    Opel’s new all-electric Mokka-e features IntelliLux LED® matrix headlights, according to a company press release on 24 June. This is the first B-segment model to have glare-free IntelliLux LED® matrix light. All Mokka variants are equipped with latest generation LED lamps—from daytime runni...
    09-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Opel unveils all-electric variant of Mokka
    Opel has unveiled the second generation of its Mokka, an all-electric variant of the model—Mokka-e, the automaker announced in a press release on 24 June. “For the first time in Opel’s history, the new Mokka will be available from the first day with an all-electric variant,” the automaker sa...
    08-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Buick to launch VELITE 6 PHEV in Mainland China in late July
    General Motors-owned American carmaker Buick has announced that it will add the new VELITE 6 plug-in hybrid (PHEV) to its product lineup in Mainland China later in July. According to a press release issued by GM on 3 July, this new compact station wagon will become part of the company’s new e...
    06-Jul-2020 News New Products
    US NHTSA probes steering system issue in 781,000 GM vehicles
    The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened an investigation into reports of steering issues in certain General Motors (GM) vehicles, according to a Reuters report on 24 June. The investigation involves 781,000 units of MY 2010-12 Chevrolet Equinoxes and GMC Terrain SUVs...
    26-Jun-2020 News Recalls
    General Motors offers smartphone access of OnStar services to customers in US, Canada
    General Motors (GM) will offer customers in the United States and Canada access to OnStar services through an app on the smartphone, the automaker said in a press release on 24 June. The offer will be complimentary for six months. The OnStar Guardian app will allow members with active service pla...
    Buick to launch all-electric SUV VELITE 7 in mainland China in 2020
    General Motors’ (GM) brand Buick has announced that the company will introduce its first electric sport utility vehicle (SUV), the VELITE 7, in mainland China in 2020, according to a GM press release on 17 June. “Buick is strengthening its EV lineup with an all-new entry for today’s co...
    22-Jun-2020 News New Products
    General Motors recalls 12,200 vehicles in US to update software calibration for body control module
    General Motors (GM) has issued a recall of 12,200 vehicles in the United States to update the software calibration for the body control module (BCM), according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website of on 29 May. The recall involves certain mode...
    17-Jun-2020 News Recalls
    Hankook Tire to supply Kinergy GT OE tires for MY 2021 Chevy Trailblazer
    Hankook Tire will supply its all-season tire Kinergy GT (H436) tires as OE fitment for Chevrolet's all-New 2021 Trailblazer, according to a company press release on 15 June 2020. The company will supply Kinergy 225/55R18H for Trailblazer RS, and the Dynapro AT2 (RF11) 225/60R17H for the ACTIV t...
    Chevrolet introduces new Orlando variants with 48V mild hybrid technology in mainland China
    American automotive OEM Chevrolet has launched five new variants of its Orlando that feature 48V mild hybrid technology in mainland China. According to a press statement filed by Chevrolet on 10 June, this new mild hybrid powertrain has been made available on both five- and seven-seat models as well...
    15-Jun-2020 News New Products
    COVID-19 pandemic: Hyundai Motor Group, GM Korea join South Korean government’s move to support auto parts suppliers
    The South Korean government has joined hands with local automakers, including Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) and GM Korea, for guarantee funds to support the struggling auto parts suppliers in the country hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, The Korea Herald reported on 11 June. The Ministry of Transport, ...
    12-Jun-2020 News COVID-19
    GM to strengthen partnership with CATL for China market
    General Motors (GM) is planning to strengthen its partnership with Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) for the mainland China market, Autonomous News China reported on 4 June, citing Julian Blissett, president of GM mainland China. According to the report, GM is planning to invest USD20 billion b...
    Buick’s 2021 Envision SUV to feature 10-inch diagonal touchscreen, built-in Amazon Alexa
    Buick has announced that its Envision SUV will feature a 10-inch diagonal touchscreen, built-in Amazon Alexa, along with a host of safety and driver assistance technologies, a company press release on 29 May showed. It will also feature built-in Spotify, Pandora, and Fox Sports, and features such as...
    01-Jun-2020 News New Products
    COVID-19 pandemic: GM, Ford use fast-payment programs to help cash-strapped suppliers
    General Motors (GM) and Ford are using fast-payment programs set up with financial lenders to help cash-strapped small suppliers survive production shutdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Reuters report on 28 May. GM began its “Early Payment Program” in August 2019 with...
    29-May-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: GM’s autonomous car unit Cruise lays off nearly 8% staff
    General Motors’s (GM) autonomous car unit Cruise is laying off nearly 8% of its workforce to cut costs amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Reuters report on 14 May. Cruise will offer affected workers financial support to help them transition, plus healthcare coverage through the end of the ...
    27-May-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: GM to restart transmission plant in Mexico
    General Motors has announced that it will be reopening its manufacturing facilities in Mexico. According to a report filed by news publication Detroit Free Press on 21 May, the company has completed regulatory health and safety procedures and has now received approval from the Government of Mexico t...
    25-May-2020 News COVID-19
    GM and LG Chem JV start ground preparation for battery cell plant in US
    General Motors and LG Chem have started ground preparation for the battery cell plant in Lordstown, the United States under their recently announced joint venture (JV), General Motors announced in a press release on 19 May. The JV has been named Ultium Cells LLC. “During the pandemic, product deve...
    21-May-2020 News Investments
    New GMC Hummer EV to feature removable roof panels
    General Motor’s new GMC Hummer electric truck will feature removable roof panels, the automaker announced in a press release on 20 May. Significance: Removable roof panels are also a feature on certain Jeep models. The passengers have the option to remove the roof on their Jeep altogether. T...
    21-May-2020 News New Products
    General Motors recalls 1,800 Chevrolet Caprice vehicles in US to replace steering gear assembly
    General Motors has issued a recall of nearly 1,800 vehicles in the United States to replace steering gear assembly, according to a recall notice on the website of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The recall involves model year (MY) 2015–16 Chevrolet Caprice Police Pursuit Ve...
    19-May-2020 News Recalls
    COVID-19 pandemic: Onstar offers complimentary in-vehicle data to current Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac owners
    Onstar has offered complimentary data to Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac owners, in light of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, a statement on its website read. Model year (MY) 2015 and newer vehicles and cars with data plans provided by AT&T are eligible for the services. ...
    06-May-2020 News COVID-19
    GM recalls approximately 14,900 pickups in US to replace tonneau rails
    General Motors (GM) has issued a recall for nearly 14,900 pickups in the United States to replace tonneau rails, according to a report by cars.com on 21 April. The recall involves certain model year 2019-20 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks equipped with Rugger Liner hard, t...
    22-Apr-2020 News Recalls
    General Motors to end Maven car-sharing service
    American automaker General Motors has announced its decision to shut down its car-sharing service, Maven. According to a report filed by the Detroit Free Press, Maven was in operation for the last four years, but the company will not be accepting reservations effective immediately. The company ci...
    GM starts preparing ground for new battery cell plant in US
    General Motors (GM) has started preparing ground for the new battery cell gigafactory it is set to build in  Lordstown, Ohio in the United States, Tribune Chronicle reported on 16 April. According to the report, GM has received all environmental permits and has started with grading and cle...
    21-Apr-2020 News Investments
    Android Automotive and COVID-19: Navigating a dynamic market in the cockpit
    After years of a record pace of vehicle sales, the automotive industry was once again showing positive signs for 2020, albeit at a relatively flat level compared with 2019. However, the industry is now scrambling to deal with a unique situation impacting every aspect of the economy—the coronavirus...
    14-Apr-2020 Insights COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: GM shares production process for medical face masks with suppliers
    General Motors (GM) is encouraging its suppliers to assist in ramping up the production of medical face masks for healthcare professionals fighting the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, CNBC reported on 5 April. The automaker has shared its step-by-step process to produce these masks wit...
    08-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    PARTNERSHIP: General Motors, Honda to jointly develop two all-new EVs for Honda
    General Motors (GM) and Honda have partnered to jointly develop two new electric vehicles (EVs) for Honda, the companies announced in a joint press release on 3 April. The two new EVs will be based on GM’s global EV platform powered by proprietary Ultium batteries. The exteriors and interiors of t...
    COVID-19 impact: General Motors to delay launch of updated Chevrolet Bolt
    General Motors (GM) has delayed the launch of the updated Chevrolet Bolt due to production constraints amid  the coronavirus 2019 disease (COVID-19) pandemic, news website Green Car Congress reported on 31 March. The updates will now be offered in the model year (MY) 2022 Chevrolet Bolt, instea...
    03-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: GM halts operations at San Luis Potosi plant in Mexico
    General Motors (GM) has halted operations at its San Luis Potosi plant in Mexico from March 20, Reuters said in an article on 20 March. The plant is expected to remain shut till 13 April due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Significance: The US has recorded an alarming in...
    26-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Automakers, suppliers offer help to build medical ventilators
    The automotive industry is collaborating to help medical equipment suppliers ramp up production of medical ventilators to fight the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Reuters reported last week. Last week, General Motors (GM) partnered with Ventec Life Systems to increase the product...
    23-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: GM to shutter North American plants till 30 March
    American carmaker General Motors (GM) has announced that it will be temporarily closing down its production operations in the North American region at least until 30 March due to the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. According to a press statement released on 18 March, the compan...
    19-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Toyota to temporarily close operations at plants in Europe, North America
    Toyota Motor has announced plans to temporarily close operations at its plants in Europe and North America to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Japanese automaker said in two separate press releases. In Europe, Toyota Motor Europe (TME) decided to organize p...
    19-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: UAW says GM, Ford, FCA agree to implement partial shutdown of facilities in US
    The United Automobile Workers (UAW) union informed that the three automakers in Detroit—General Motors (GM), Ford, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)—have agreed to address concerns about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic to factory workers by implementing partial shutdown of fac...
    18-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: UAW, GM, Ford, FCA form task force to protect manufacturing and warehouse workers
    GM, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) have teamed up with the United Auto Workers (UAW) to set up a coronavirus task force to implement enhanced protections for manufacturing and warehouse workers working at all three automakers, Ford said in a press release on 15 March. The task force will ...
    17-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    GM recalls 20,352 vehicles in US to replace brake caliper bolts
    General Motors (GM) has issued a recall of 20,352 vehicles in the US to replace brake caliper bolts, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website on 27 February. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sie...
    17-Mar-2020 News Recalls
    Tenneco to supply exhaust system for MY2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
    Tenneco is supplying its advanced exhaust and powertrain technologies for the model year (MY) 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, Tenneco announced in a press release on 12 March 2020. Tenneco’s Clean Air and Powertrain Business Groups is supplying the complete cold-end exhaust system, as well as a ...
    COVID-19 outbreak: GM can continue production uninterrupted in North America until late March, says CEO Mary Barra
    General Motors’ production could be interrupted by the end of this month due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, CNBC reported on 4 March, quoting GM CEO Mary Barra. She also added that a task force of employees is monitoring the COVID-19 epidemic and will make contingency plans to reduc...
    05-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    General Motors unveils new Ultium batteries and modular EV Platform
    GM has unveiled its new Ultium batteries and modular platform for its future electric vehicles (EV), the company announced in a press release on 4 March. The new highly flexible, third-generation global EV platform by GM will be powered by its proprietary Ultium batteries. The battery energy op...
    05-Mar-2020 News New Products
    REGULATION: Cruise receives CPUC permit to transport passengers in self-driving vehicles in California
    Cruise Automation, a self-driving company owned by GM, has gotten permission by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), to carry passengers in its autonomous vehicles in California, Tech Crunch reported on 24 February. Cruise must update the CPUC with data about any incidents, the...
    GM triples EV charging stations for employees at US and Canadian facilities
    General Motors (GM) will add 3,500 new electric vehicle (EV) charging plugs throughout its US and Canadian facilities, the automaker announced in a press release on 3 March. To this end, GM will work with charging infrastructure companies to begin installing the charging locations starting in late 2...
    Punch Group acquires General Motors' propulsion engineering center in Italy
    Punch Group and General Motors (GM) have announced an agreement wherein, Punch Group has acquired GM’s propulsion engineering center in Turin, Italy, GM said in a press release on 27 February. The transaction between the two companies includes an engineering services agreement to support GM’s gl...
    INVESTMENT: GM to add 1,200 jobs at two assembly facilities in US
    General Motors (GM) will add more than 1,200 manufacturing jobs at two assembly facilities in the US to help it launch two new Cadillac sedans—CT4 and CT5, as well as meet customer demand for sport utility vehicles (SUVs)— Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave, the automaker announced in a p...
    02-Mar-2020 News Investments
    General Motors launches Chevrolet Menlo EV in China 
    General Motors has launched the Chevrolet Menlo electric vehicle (EV) in China, the automaker said in a press release on 20 February. It uses GM’s battery technology and a new-generation pure electric drive system, generating 110 kW of maximum power and 350 Nm of maximum torque, with electricit...
    25-Feb-2020 News New Products
    General Motors updates mobile app to make EV charging easier for customers
    General Motors (GM) is making enhancements to its ‘Energy Assist,’ which is a standard feature available in the myChevrolet mobile app for Bolt electric vehicle (EV) owners, according to a company press release on 20 February. The enhancements to Energy Assist include dynamic data integration, S...
    24-Feb-2020 News New Products
    General Motors to retire Holden brand and withdraw Chevrolet from Thailand
    In a press release dated 16 February, American automotive manufacturer General Motors stated that it will be retiring its Holden brand by the year 2021 and winding down sales, design and engineering operations in New Zealand and Australia. The company will shift focus to the GM specialty vehicle bus...
    Cadillac unveils 2021 Escalade luxury SUV featuring ‘curved OLED display’ and other technologies
    Cadillac has unveiled its model year 2021 Escalade luxury sport-utility vehicle (SUV) with several advanced technologies including curved organic light emitting diode (OLED) touchscreen, the AKG automotive audio system and Super Cruise driver assistance system that allows drivers hands-free driving ...
    12-Feb-2020 News New Products
    LG Electronics supplies in-vehicle P-OLED cockpit for MY2021 Cadillac Escalade
    LG Electronics has said that its P-OLED technology was used in the cockpit for the model year (MY) 2021 Cadillac Escalade SUV, a company press release on 6 February read. The Escalade is the first car to feature P-OLED Digital Cockpit Solution (DCS). It also marks the first-ever use of a curved OLED...
    10-Feb-2020 News New Products
    General Motors recalls 162,000 vehicles globally over faulty brake control software
    General Motors (GM) has issued a recall of approximately 162,000 full-size pickup trucks globally for a second time due to faulty brake control software, the Associated Press reported on 8 February. The recall involves model year 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra light-duty trucks.  Of th...
    10-Feb-2020 News Recalls
    Telenav to supply connected-navigation software and services for MY2021 Cadillac Escalade SUV
    Telenav announced on 6 February, that it would be supplying connected-navigation software and services for the infotainment system in model year (MY) 2021 Cadillac Escalade SUV. Telenav will provide navigation, traffic, and Yelp point-of-interest content. Passengers can search for destinatio...
    General Motors recalls 2,866 vehicles in US over issue with rear axle differential
    General Motors (GM) is recalling 2,866 vehicles in the United States over an issue with the rear axle differential, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website last month. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2014-2015 Cadillac CTS-V Spor...
    04-Feb-2020 News Recalls
    General Motors to unveil electric Hummer in May
    In a press release dated 30 January, General Motors has confirmed that it will relaunch the Hummer as an all-electric truck under the GMC brand. The company will reveal GMC Hummer EV in a  Super Bowl ad in May. The electric truck is expected to have around 1,000 horsepower and a torque of over ...
    31-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Cadillac to offer enhanced Super Cruise in MY2021 CT5, CT4 and Escalade
    The Cadillac brand of General Motors has announced it will introduce an enhanced version of its ‘Super Cruise’ driver assistance feature as an option, starting with the model year 2021 CT4 and CT5 models, followed by the all-new 2021 Escalade, in the second half of 2020, Cadillac announced in a ...
    29-Jan-2020 News New Products
    General Motor's Detroit-Hamtramck plant in US to assemble only EVs
    In a press release dated 27 January, General Motors (GM) announced that it will convert its Detroit-Hamtramck plant to assemble only electric vehicles (EV). GM is investing USD2.2 billion in this transformation. The  plant will produce a variety of all-electric trucks and SUVs. GM’s first all...
    28-Jan-2020 News Investments
    Minth Group to establish new facility in US state Tennessee to produce plastics parts
    Chinese auto parts supplier Minth Group announced plans to invest USD87 million to build a new facility in the US state Tennessee, according to a report by Plastics News on 22 January. The new facility is expected to create 254 jobs over the next five years. The 236,000-square foot plant in Lewis...
    24-Jan-2020 News Investments
    GM’s Cruise unveils ‘Origin’ self-driving electric vehicle for ride-sharing service
    Cruise Automation, a self-driving company majority-owned by GM, has unveiled its first autonomous electric vehicle called Origin for use in ride-sharing services, the company said in a blog on Medium. The Origin is the first fully autonomous vehicle by Cruise, as it does not feature conventional con...
    22-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Chinese automaker Great Wall agrees to buy GM’s plant in India
    Great Wall Motor has agreed to acquire General Motors’ (GM) Talegaon plant near Pune in Maharashtra, India, Reuters reported on 17 January. The deal is expected to accelerate the Chinese automaker’s plan to build and sell vehicles in India. Great Wall expects to formally close the deal by the se...
    Qualcomm, GM continue collaboration to power ADAS, digital cockpit and telematics
    Qualcomm will continue its collaboration with General Motors (GM) to deliver safe and intelligent next-generation vehicles, the US-based chipmaker announced during the CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, earlier this month. The company will continue to work with the US automaker to power d...
    GM to invest USD40 million in propulsion system plant in US
    GM has announced plans to invest USD40 million in its Spring Hill global propulsion system (GPS) plant in Tennessee, United States, to ramp up 5.3 L, V8 engine production capacity, the automaker said in a press release on 16 January. The company equips its select full-size SUVs and trucks including ...
    17-Jan-2020 News Interviews
    Geotab announces availability of integrated telematics solution for General Motors
    Geotab has announced the availability of Geotab Integrated Solution for General Motors, according to its press release on 15 January. The solution enables fleet managers to access Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicle data within the MyGeotab platform via a GM-engineered embedded OnStar modu...
    SAIC-GM’s Baojun to launch RC-6 sedan with Huawei HiCar technology
    Baojun, a joint venture between General Motors and SAIC Motor, unveiled their RC-6 vehicle fully equipped with Huawei’s latest in-car technology HiCar, Pandaily reported on 30 December. The HiCar technology includes AI voice control, intelligent driving, networking and image recognition. Its camer...
    30-Dec-2019 News New Products
    General Motors recalls 463,995 vehicles in US over issue with electronic brake control module
    General Motors (GM) will recall 463,995 vehicles in the United States over an issue with the electronic brake control module (EBCM), according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website on 12 December. The recall covers model year (MY) 2019 Chevrolet Si...
    27-Dec-2019 News Recalls
    General Motors recalls 350,371 vehicles in US over electrical fault
    General Motors (GM) will recall 350,371 vehicles in the United States over an electrical fault, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website on 11 December. The recall covers model year (MY) 2019–20 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500...
    27-Dec-2019 News Recalls
    GM recalls 91,937 vehicles in Canada over brake, battery problems
    General Motors (GM) has issued two recalls affecting more than 91,937 vehicles in Canada to address brake software and fire risks, according to a report by Automotive News Canada on 20 December. The automaker is recalling 67,648 units of model year (MY) 2019 light-duty Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Cadi...
    24-Dec-2019 News Recalls
    GM issues two recalls for more than 900,000 vehicles globally over brake, battery problems
    General Motors (GM) has issued two recalls covering more than 900,000 vehicles globally to address brake software and fire risks, according to a report by Automotive News on 19 December. The first recall affects more than 550,000 model year (MY) 2019 light-duty Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Cadillac ...
    20-Dec-2019 News Recalls
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