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GM Readies for Use of Robo-Taxis in San Francisco

General Motors Co. has created its own ride-hailing platform and quietly built one of the largest charging stations in the U.S. to get its Cruise self-driving car unit ready to enter the robo-taxi business next year. Cruise has installed 18 …

Uber, GM Team Up on Car-Sharing

Uber Technologies Inc. is working with General Motors Co., a major backer of ride-hailing rival Lyft Inc., to help drivers get access to vehicles. The automaker’s Maven car-sharing service will let Uber drivers lease cars from GM’s fleet in San …

GM, Regulators Disagree on Latest Takata Airbag Recall

The push by U.S. auto safety regulators to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators in millions of vehicles is running into resistance from General Motors Co, documents released on Thursday show. GM’s response highlights the challenges that the Takata …

GM Won’t Use ‘Over-the-Air’ Upgrades on Safety Systems

General Motors Co will not use ‘over-the-air’ upgrades, a way of remotely updating software on its vehicles, for safety-critical vehicle systems such as brakes, the automaker’s product development chief said on Wednesday, signaling a different approach from electric car maker …

Facts and Figures: GM’s Recall-Related Suits, Costs and Probes

General Motors Co. is looking past last year’s safety recalls of 36 million vehicles worldwide as recall costs continue to shrink. Here is a by-the-numbers look at the recall issues, including new information filed Thursday in GM’s second-quarter earnings release …

After Fires Injure 3, GM Recalls Hummer SUVs

General Motors Co is recalling nearly 200,000 older model Hummer SUVs, mainly in the United States, to fix problems that have led to 42 vehicle fires and three people being burned, the company said on Wednesday. In a separate recall, …

GM Plans to Test Cisco Technology for V2V Communications

General Motors Co plans to begin testing new Cisco Systems Inc technology that could allow “talking” cars to share radio communication bands with roadside Wi-Fi devices, a GM executive told U.S. lawmakers. The technology could hold out the promise of …

Car Owners to Continue Fight With GM for Billions After Bankruptcy Ruling

General Motors Co. car owners will still seek $7.5 billion for the diminished value of recalled vehicles, despite a ruling that largely freed the automaker from liability for wrongdoing before its 2009 bankruptcy. That number was supplied by a lawyer …

Judge Rules Bankruptcy Shields GM From Some Ignition Switch Suits

General Motors Co will not have to face dozens of lawsuits accusing it of concealing an ignition-switch defect that led to the recall of 2.6 million vehicles, a U.S. bankruptcy judge ruled on Wednesday. GM had argued it was protected …

GM Defending 104 Death, Injury Lawsuits Related to Faulty Ignition Switches

General Motors Co., which has come under media, congressional and courtroom scrutiny over fatalities caused by flawed ignition switches, is defending 104 death and injury lawsuits brought by those who blame accidents on defects in the company‚Äôs cars. Another 108 …