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Automotive Resolutions for the New Year

As we usher in the New Year, the automotive industry in North America is also evolving and changing. One of the most well-known vehicles on the road – the car – will no longer be in production by either Ford Motor Co. or General Motors. The plan of both of these companies is to virtually cease production of sedans and coupes all together and focus instead on the significantly more prof

GM to Expand Self-Driving Operations

It seems that every major auto manufacturer has been focusing operations on establishing efficient and safe self-driving vehicles for interested shoppers. General Motors has recently taken it upon itself to begin expanding operations near the Silicon Valley region in order to better provide drivers with self-driving vehicle options. The automaker had said that it is planning on hiring 1,100 people

Automatic Braking Projected to be Standard by 2022

With technology constantly advancing towards self-driving vehicles, it is not surprising that so many automakers are planning on taking components of the self-driving technology and applying them to their own vehicles. As the march towards driverless vehicles continues, realistic goals are being set for vehicular changes, such as in many of the safety features offered by modern cars. Even though d

Autonomy and Indifference Toward Brands

Brands tend to play a significant role in what consumers purchase. When you hear names like "Versace" or "Calvin Klein", you probably associate those names with high-quality, luxury clothing brands. The point is brands often speak for themselves, as to whether they are of good quality or subpar. The same can be said for brands in the automotive industry. A strong car brand can create significant r

General Motors Plans Expansions in Canada

In June, 2016, the representatives of General Motors joined Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Oshawa in order to announce major expansions for the automaker's software and engineering developments in the country. The major auto group has placed particular emphasis on continuing operations to support the development of new and more innovative technologies in the future. This expansion focus

General Motors Appeases the UAW

For over a month, the three major Detroit automakers (General Motors, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, and Ford), have been negotiating new four year contracts with the United Automobile Workers (UAW). Thus far, only Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has come to an accord. However, General Motors (GM) is looking to appease the UAW with their latest proposal, and the outlook seems optimistic. The FCA cont

GM Recalls: The Song Remains the Same

Another year, another round of GM recalls. On Tuesday, the beleaguered automaker announced a worldwide recall of over 1.4 million vehicles. The reason for the recall should be familiar to GM and auto industry followers: a potential for engine fires from oil leaks onto a hot exhaust manifold. This is the fourth time in the last seven years that GM has issued a recall because of this issue, with th

United Automobile Workers Step up To GM

United Automobile Workers (UAW) labor negotiations are like the World Cup, and United States Presidential Elections. They only come around every four years (though never on the same year), they are always hard fought down to the wire, seem to last forever, are fueled by money, and are frequently accused of corruption. The difference is, UAW negotiations are too boring to make ad revenue off of. Ho

Perspectives: GM and VW AG

In the past year, two Motor Company specific recalls have reigned prevalent, one involving Volkswagen Passenger Cars, the other was for General Motors (GM) vehicles. Both have been reduced to engineering issues resulting in a monumental number of cars to be deemed unroadworthy in the US. While it is simple to mark a tally for each and every death directly attributed to the GM’s ignition switch def

General Motors to FCA: Thanks, But No Thanks on the Merger

Last week, we reviewed a potential merger between General Motors and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles by focusing on the public pronouncements of outspoken FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne. Marchionne believes that a merger between his company and General Motors would benefit both sides. However, as Automotive News reports, GM’s reluctance to merge with FCA is based on the belief that doing so would throw the D