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    At CES, GM CEO Mary Barra shows Chevrolet Bolt EV


    Barra says the Bolt will go into production in late 2016 (Photo: GM) LAS VEGAS -- General Motors CEO Mary Barra unveiled the Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle here, touting the car as the perfect combination of connectivity and electrification. In a keynote address at the CES consumer electronics show ...

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    CES: GM, Lyft to offer autonomous cars for ridesharing


    Lyft will offer more options following its tie-up with GM (Photo: Lyft) LAS VEGAS -- General Motors and Lyft announced on the eve of the CES consumer electronics show that they plan to create an integrated network of on-demand autonomous vehicles in the US. GM will invest 500 million ...

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    CES 2016: What to expect in automotive technology


    New technologies are the biggest draw of the Las Vegas CES (Photo: CEA) For anyone involved in consumer electronics, 2016 has to start with the massive CES gathering in Las Vegas. In recent years, as the auto industry has expanded its borders into new technologies, many of the major ...

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    CES - Las Vegas


    The annual CES takes place in Las Vegas Jan 6 - 9 (Photo: CEA) The upcoming CES consumer electronics show in Las Vegas will feature keynote addresses by General Motors CEO Mary Barra and Volkswagen brand CEO Herbert Diess. The high-profile presentations underscore the growing importance of the global ...

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    VW appoints company outsider as head of strategy


    Thomas Sedran previously held senior positions at GM (Photo: GM) Volkswagen has named Thomas Sedran as its new head of group strategy effective November 1. The appointment marks the second time in recent weeks that the embattled carmaker appoints someone from outside the group to assume key responsibilities. Sedran, ...

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    Opinion: How to attract female engineers


    GM's Mary Barra is the only female CEO of a major carmaker (Photo: GM) One of the bigger challenges IT and other technology-driven industries have faced for decades is how to attract more female engineers. Efforts to boost the relatively low number of women in engineering companies remain largely ...

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    GM China vehicles to feature 4G telematics this year


    Fast 4G communications allow more infotainment options inside the car (Photo: GM) General Motors said a Cadillac brand model it will start selling this year in China will mark the beginning of its rollout of fast 4G telematics systems in the world's biggest car market. The connectivity will be ...

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    Opel launches OnStar in Europe as free service in first year


    Opel CEO Neumann wants Opel to be a leader in connected-car technology (Photo: GM) Opel joined the race to be the best connected car brand in Geneva Tuesday, when it announced that General Motors' OnStar connectivity suite will be available on all of its models starting this year. Opel ...


    GM CEO sees further industry growth in US car market


    GM's Barra says she expects younger car buyers to help boost U.S. market growth (Photo: GM) The US car market is set to continue its expansion this year, GM CEO Mary Barra told reporters, predicting light-vehicle sales of between 16.5 million and 17.0 million units in 2015. Barra cited ...

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    Sales ranking: GM slips to 3rd place in 2014


    Hyundai posted stronger 2014 unit sales growth than Toyota, Ford and GM (Photo: Hyundai) General Motors, which has for years been a strong contender in the race to be the world's biggest selling carmaker, slipped to third place in 2014, according to Germany's Center of Automotive Management (CAM). Toyota ...