GM and Cruise are making progress on their plan to deploy autonomous vehicles on roads for the public: Today, it’s showing off its fourth-generation Cruise Autonomous Vehicle (AV), which comes just a few short months after it first revealed its third-generation vehicle. The fourth generation car is production-ready, according to GM’s Dan Ammann, who discussed the new vehicle on a… Read More
On the heels of turning down $125,000 from Uber and then quickly raising over $150,000 through crowdfunding, Black Girls Code has announced a partnership with General Motors, which includes a $255,000 donation. In an effort to further Black Girls Code’s mission of introducing young black girls to code, the non-profit organization has teamed up with GM in order to launch a local chapter… Read More
IBM CEO Ginni Rometty and General Motors CEO Mary Barra will advise the president-elect on job creation in an economy driven by tech. The post Trump Taps IBM and GM Chiefs in First-Ever Sign He Gets Tech Matters appeared first on WIRED.
Maven, a car sharing company out of General Motors, is driving its way into San Francisco today. The announcement made late Thursday evening is one part of a continued roll-out in several cities throughout the U.S., which started at the beginning of this year. It’s city based car sharing service called Maven City is now available in nine cities throughout the nation, joining Lyft’s… Read More
In January, GM did something somewhat unusual for a company founded in 1908 – it began a car sharing operation, offering customers a fleet of new vehicles on-demand, for use in exchange for an hourly fee. The car sharing company GM started, Maven, began in earnest in earlier this year as a 40 person operation, tiny relative to GM’s overall 216,000 employee organization, but in… Read More
In May, Cruise revealed that just two short months after being brought under the GM umbrella, it revealed it was already testing autonomous Bolts in San Francisco.
On Monday morning, Cruise expanded the scope of its autonomous, long-range EV testing to Scottsdale, Arizona.
Though this is an impressive ramping up of testing locales, Cruise has a long way to go to match the scope of Google’s self-driving cars. The tech giant has autonomous cars in Mountain View, California, Austin, Texas, Kirkland, Washington and most recently Phoenix, Arizona. Read more…
As companies race to make autonomous vehicles a reality, investment activity in the space is heating up. The AV investment landscape is complex. It includes both hardware and software players; it features competitors ranging from early-stage startups to large publicly traded corporations. This article provides a primer for those interested in understanding and investing in the rapidly evolving… Read More
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