• gm.automotiveIT

    Trump advisory panel includes GM's Barra, IBM's Rometty


    GM's Barra will join a business panel that will advise Donald Trump once he takes office (Photo: GM) US President-elect Donald Trump has put together a business advisory council that includes General Motors CEO Mary Barra, IBM CEO Ginny Rometty and a host of other US business leaders. Trump ...

  • epa.automotiveIT

    US moves to cement emission targets before Trump takes office


    Low fuel prices have boosted US sales of heavy vehicles such as the Dodge Ram (Photo: Dodge) (Bloomberg) --The US Environmental Protection Agency moved to cement existing fuel-economy and emissions targets before President-elect Donald Trump takes office. The agency issued a proposal that automakers blasted as "eleventh-hour politics." The ...

  • uber.automotiveIT

    In trial, GM's Maven to lease cars to Uber drivers


    Uber drivers can lease a Chevrolet Malibu (pictured) as part of the pilot (Photo: GM) Maven, General Motors' personal mobility brand, will offer leases of one week or more to Uber drivers as part of a San Francisco pilot program. The pilot offers people interested in using the Uber ...

  • ecartec.automotiveIT

    eCarTec - Munich


    The annual eCarTec exhibition, billed as the world's largest B2B trade fair for electric and hybrid mobility, will take place in Munich October 18 to 20. The exhibition will host makers of electric vehicles, energy and infrastructure specialists, makers of energy storage systems, powertrain developers and financial-service providers. eCarTec also ...

  • Tina_Mueller.Opel.automotiveIT

    “You can forget everything that you’ve done to this point”


    Opel's Tina Mueller is striving to improve the carmaker's brand image With deliveries rising in the second quarter and General Motors Europe and its core Opel brand posting its first quarterly pretax profit since 2011, the US carmaker hopes to continue the upward trend in  Europe for the ...

  • gm.automotiveIT

    GM appoints new global quality chief


    Tony Francavilla (Photo: GM) General Motors named Tony Francavilla vice president, global quality, effective immediately. Francavilla, 58, succeeds Grace Lieblein, who retired at the end of last year. He reports directly to CEO Mary Barra. In his new role, Francavilla is tasked with assuring that GM vehicles meet the ...

  • gm.automotiveIT

    GM China shows V2X technology


    GM will work with other organizations to speed up V2X implementation (Photo: GM) General Motors China is moving closer to bringing its latest connected-vehicle (V2X) technology to the world's biggest car market. The US carmaker said it had for the first time demonstrated V2X technologies such as intersection collision ...

  • ford.automotiveIT

    Ford, GM invest in new mobility


    Many of Ford's Smart Mobility projects involve smartphone connectivity (Photo: Ford) General Motors is investing in an autonomous-driving specialist, while Ford Motor announced it has established a subsdiary to “build, grow and invest in new mobility services.” The moves show that North America’s two biggest automakers are accelerating their ...

  • Opel.automotiveIT

    Opel appoints Kienle to head manufacturing


    Kienle brings to Opel more than 30 years of global manufacturing experience (Photo: GM) Opel said General Motors veteran Phil Kienle will succeed Peter Thom as head of manufacturing at the German GM brand March 1. Kienle currently serves as head of manufacturing for GM International and GM China. ...

  • gm.automotiveIT

    GM's infotainment chief: It's all about the infrastructure


    GM's Abram: “If we get the infrastructure right, we can react to everything." (Photo: A. Bongard) General Motors, like most of its competitors, is embracing new technologies as customers increasingly look for new and different personal-mobility products. “The convergence of connectivity, vehicle electrification and evolving customer needs demands new ...