November 21, 2019

GM recalls nearly 3.8M pickups, SUVs to fix brake issues

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From Hamodia DETROIT (AP) – Under pressure from the federal government, General Motors is recalling nearly 3.8 million big pickup trucks and SUVs in the U.S and Canada to fix a brake problem. There have been 113 reports of crashes and 13 injuries related to the problem, according to GM. The recall covers the Chevrolet Silverado […]

Cadillac’s electric vehicle

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Cadillac drops teaser pics of its first electric vehicle By Richard Lawler From engadget GM plans to use this platform to build all kinds of EVs. Shortly after GM revealed Cadillac will take the lead in its electrification push, the brand has given us a peek at its first-ever electric car. Following a couple of hybrid attempts, […]

GM is getting into the electric bike business

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By Kirsten Korosec From TechCrunch General Motors said it plans to bring two new electric bikes to market next year — one folding and one compact — as the automaker makes a broader push into electrification and other ideas that try to move beyond its traditional business model of producing and selling gas-power vehicles. The […]

GM stock falls as Trump tariffs bite into 2018 profit forecast

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From Newsmax General Motors Co. on Wednesday lowered its full-year 2018 earnings forecast, citing higher steel and aluminum costs as a result of tariffs imposed by U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration, sending its shares down more than 5 percent in pre-market trading. The No. 1 U.S. automaker said it would be able to partially offset […]

Failed in the Field? New evidence of failures of Oxitec’s GM mosquito trials

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GeneWatch UK today published a new briefing on Oxitec’s genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes (1), which have been released in open air experiments in the Cayman Islands, Panama and Brazil. The briefing includes new evidence recently released as a result of Freedom of Information requests, which shows that scientists at the Mosquito Control and Research Unit […]

Fragmentation in self-driving cars will eventually be a problem

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By Roberto Baldwin From engadget Get ready for more partnerships. If you remember the ’80s, you were probably amazed that you could walk up to a computer, type the following in BASIC and something would happen: It seemed like magic at the time (which is good, because that’s also the extent of my programming skills). […]

Lost in Translation? GM Plant Shutdown Shocks South Korea

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From Newsmax Only weeks into a new job heading General Motors Co’s international operations, Barry Engle flew into a frigid South Korea in January and held a series of meetings with government officials to discuss the future of GM’s loss-making local unit. In what they thought were meet-and-greet introductions, senior officials agreed to work with […]

Back-up sensor

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Lots of the newer cars have a Back-Up Sensor that warns the driver before the rear bumper actually comes in contact with something. Who invented this sensor? You probably think it was Ford, maybe GM, how about Chrysler, No? then how about Mercedes Benz, or possibly the French or Italians? No. It was a Chinese […]

New documents show Oxitec’s GM mosquitoes ineffective and risky

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GeneWatch UK today released an updated report on Oxitec’s releases of genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes in the Cayman Islands (1). The report cites new information regarding ineffectiveness and risks, including the annual report of the project, recently released as a result of a Freedom of Information request (2). The annual report was not available to […]

Tiny all-electric car

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GM just released a tiny all-electric car that costs just $5,300, but only in China BY BRETT WILLIAMS From Mashable GM is expanding its electric aspirations and launching a super-compact, cheap EV — but it’s only coming to China. The automaker’s Chinese Baojun brand just launched its first mass-market electric car, the E100, for only […]