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    GM President Dan Ammann to head Cruise autonomous-vehicle unit

    2018-11-30T07:50:00Z

    Dan Ammann, the number two executive at General Motors, will step down from his post as president of the company January 1 to head the carmaker’s Cruise Automation autonomous vehicle unit.

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    GM expands Maven platform for peer-to-peer car sharing

    2018-07-26T13:46:52Z

    Image: General Motors Owners of Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles from the 2015 model-year or newer can now rent them via the Maven platform. The Peer Cars service is undergoing beta testing in Chicago, Detroit and Ann Arbor, Michigan, with further US roll-outs this fall, and is integrated ...

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    Inside Silicon Valley automotive: IT talent is in high demand

    2018-07-19T11:29:00Z

    Automakers use their Silicon Valley offices to stay ahead of the curve in high-tech innovation. The local automotive centers are playing a bigger role in car companies’ investment and technology strategies. And, as they grow, they need to attract more highly qualified staff.

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    Softbank invests in GM's Cruise driverless-car unit

    2018-06-01T09:17:36Z

    GM acquired Cruise in 2016 to speed up development of autonomous cars (Photo: GM) Softbank will invest $1.1 billion in GM Cruise Holdings, adding more financial muscle to General Motors' plan to ready autonomous-driving technology for commercial implementation in 2019. The US automaker is also committing an additional $2.25 ...

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    GM using Autodesk software, AI and cloud computing for vehicle lightweighting

    2018-05-09T12:47:30Z

    3D-printed seat bracket Image: GM General Motors has described how it is using generative design software from Autodesk in its next-generation lightweighting programme, and how this is helping the development of more efficient alternative-propulsion and zero-emission vehicles. Using cloud computing and AI-based algorithms, multiple permutations of a component can ...

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    Blockchain initiative launched to develop digital mobility ecosystem

    2018-05-09T12:39:20Z

    BMW, Ford, GM and Renault are among the automakers participating in the consortium (Image: Shutterstock) A non-profit consortium involving major carmakers, suppliers, IT firms, start-ups and other transportation stakeholders has been announced to explore the application of blockchain technology in a digital mobility ecosystem. Founding members include BMW, Bosch, ...

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    Amazon Key unlocks Volvo and GM vehicles for parcel deliveries

    2018-04-30T11:50:26Z

    Amazon Prime in-car delivery (Image: Volvo) Both Volvo Cars and General Motors have announced the addition of the Amazon Key app to their respective connected services in the USA. This will be available to customers in 37 US cities and their surrounding areas, with more locations to follow. For ...

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    Opel CIO: "We have to extricate IT from GM piece by piece"

    2018-04-26T12:12:00Z

    Thomas Kuelpp, chief information officer at Opel, talks about how the carmaker is separating IT systems from GM, and joing up with PSA.

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    Neumann, former Opel CEO, invests in mobility start-up

    2018-04-09T15:34:16Z

    door2door's allygator shuttle addresses the so-called "last mile" issue (Photo: door2door) Karl-Thomas Neumann, former CEO of Opel, is investing in mobility start-up door2door. Neumann will also join the board of the directors of the German ride sharing-technology specialist. Neumann headed Opel from 2014 until 2017, when General Motors sold ...

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    GM to start production of Cruise AV next year

    2018-03-16T13:51:06Z

    GM has been testing its autonomous-driving technology for several years (Photo: GM) General Motors plans to start building production models of the Cruise AV self-driving car at its Orion Township plant north of Detroit next year. Roof modules for self-driving vehicles will be built at its Brownstown plant nearby. ...

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    GM to ramp up production of Bolt EV

    2018-03-12T11:59:59Z

    GM builds the Bolt EV at its Orion plant north of Detroit (Photo: GM) General Motors will soon ramp up production of the Bolt EV amid increasing global demand for the car, GM CEO Mary Barra said. The Bolt EV, which is built at GM's Orion Assembly plant north ...

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    GM acquires lidar company

    2017-10-12T14:06:50Z

    GM's Cruise Automation runs autonomous-vehicle tests in San Francisco, Phoenix and Detroit (Photo: GM) General Motors has acquired lidar specialist Strobe, joining a growing number of automotive companies that see the technology as crucial to the development of self-driving cars. The staff of Strobe will join GM's Cruise Automation, ...

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    Opel marketing chief departs

    2017-09-27T12:45:46Z

    Opel's Tina Mueller returns to the beauty care industry after four years with Opel (Photo: Opel) Tina Mueller, Opel's high-visibility marketing chief, is leaving the company just a few months after France's PSA Group finalized its takeover of the German car brand. Mueller, 49, will return to her industry ...

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    New Opel CIO's challenge: integrating IT into PSA

    2017-09-05T13:32:00Z

    Thomas Kuelpp (Photo: Opel) Thomas Kuelpp is the new Opel CIO. His appointment, effective August 1, comes as the German car brand faces the challenge of integrating its operations into PSA/Peugeot-Citroen, its new owner. Opel was acquired by PSA from its previous owner, General Motors, earlier ...

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    Opel CEO Neumann steps down

    2017-06-12T15:16:40Z

    Neumann will stay on as a senior manager until Opel's sale to PSA is finalized (Photo: Opel) Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann has stepped down in the runup to his company's takeover by France's PSA Group. He will be succeeded by Opel CFO Michael Lohscheller. Opel, the German brand that ...

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    GM beefs up self-driving tech startup unit

    2017-04-24T16:40:04Z

    GM acquired Cruise Automation in 2016 (Photo: GM) General Motors will invest 14 million dlrs and add more than 1,100 jobs to beef up its self-driving technology research in California. The Detroit-based automaker said the investment will go to the Cruise Automation startup it acquired in 2016. "Expanding our ...

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    Opel brand strategist plans with OnStar after PSA takeover

    2017-03-23T15:01:54Z

    Opel's Tobias Gubitz (Photo: Claus Dick) HANOVER -- Opel sees General Motors' OnStar connectivity service as a key part of its strategy to offer more mobility products, even after the planned takeover of the German brand by France's PSA Group. "If the deal happens, OnStar will continue to be ...

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    France's PSA Group to acquire Opel

    2017-03-06T08:47:12Z

    PSA expects a 2 pc operating profit margin at Opel in three years (Photo: Opel) PSA/Peugeot-Citroen and General Motors confirmed Monday that the French carmaker will acquire Opel, its British sister company Vauxhall, and half of GM's European finance arm for a combined 2.2 billion euros. The two companies ...

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    "My role is to protect the vehicle ecosystem"

    2017-02-02T18:43:00Z

    Jeff Massimilla was named chief product cybersecurity officer of General Motors (GM) in 2014. His appointment, one of the first of its kind in the global auto industry, underscored the crucial importance of cyber safety for the coming generations of fully connected cars. Massimilla spoke to automotiveIT at the Detroit ...

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    Mobile World Congress - Barcelona

    2017-01-18T11:20:57Z

    More than 2,200 companies exhibited at the 2016 Mobile World Congress (Photo: MWC) The annual Mobile World Congress (MWC), which brings together stakeholders in the global connectivity revolution, will take place in Barcelona Feb. 27 through March 2. The annual gathering, the world's largest meeting place for the mobile ...