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GM launches car-sharing service Maven in Toronto — and yes, there’s an app for that

General Motors Co. is expanding its car-sharing service outside the United States for the first time, with the official launch of Maven in Toronto, part of the auto maker’s ambitious plans to decrease congestion and emissions. 577 more words

Transportation

GM CEO Mary Barra says too many women quit their jobs for the wrong reason

When it comes to General Motors, you might say that CEO Mary Barra is ride or die.

At 18, she started working for GM as a way to help pay for her college tuition. 577 more words

Your new car will have apps instead of options

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The idea of being able to update your car’s infotainment system may have sounded like a good one when it was first introduced nearly a decade ago. 1,129 more words

Technology

We were promised smartphones on wheels

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Many people say cars are smartphones on wheels, but after a visit to the Detroit Auto Show, it’s clear that’s not the case. 1,012 more words

Technology

Your car knows you're cheating on your diet (or your spouse)

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General Motors (GM) first started tracking customers in 1996. Using its popular OnStar service, those in select GM vehicles could ask for directions, diagnose vehicle-related problems, or even disable a stolen vehicle by contacting a voice on the other end of the line. 983 more words

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Volkswagen and Hyundai both plan to deploy self-driving taxis by 2021

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On Thursday, automakers Hyundai and Volkswagen both announced a new partnership with Aurora, the autonomous driving startup with a killer pedigree and good momentum early on – but they also both revealed that each is planning to deploy self-driving cars by 2021 on roads in a commercial capacity. 327 more words

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Volkswagen and Hyundai team up with Aurora on self-driving

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Aurora, the startup founded by Google self-driving car program and Tesla alum Chris Urmson, has signed up two high-profile automaker partners despite its relative youth – both Volkswagen and Hyundai are planning to incorporate Aurora self-driving technology in production cars by 2021. 228 more words

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