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Chevy has prepared an entire fleet of self-driving Bolt EVs, showing that mass production is possible with this type of sophisticated technology. Chevy has built 130 Bolt EVs outfit with a full suite of self-driving hardware and software, showing that it can include this type of technology in its mass-production process. These new vehicles will […]

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For those of you who haven’t heard of Maven, it’s a car-sharing app that’s owned by General Motors. And in a neat bit of corporate synergy, GM is adding its new Chevrolet Bolt EV to the fleet, at least in Los Angeles. The Bolt has a promised range of 238 miles and has now been […]

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The 2017 Chevy Bolt is more than a relatively cost-effective EV, it’s also the testbed for General Motors’ self-driving technologies. Chevrolet has already been road testing 30 prototype self-driving Bolts in San Francisco and Scottsdale, Ariz., deployed by GM’s Cruise Automation subsidiary, and next move is in its home turf. That is, it will begin building […]

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General Motors’ Maven carsharing service has opened up in San Francisco, its ninth market served since launching in January. Maven is well positioned to compete with popular carsharing leaders in the city, including Zipcar and Getaround, Automotive News says. San Francisco, known for innovation as a technology hub, has been a leading market for carsharing […]

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Uber is taking its autonomous vehicle project seriously with plans to set up shop in Detroit. Sherif Marakby, Uber’s vice president of global vehicle programs, on Monday announced that the ride-hailing company will be opening a facility in the Detroit area. The objective is to work closely with automotive suppliers and automakers. “The facility in […]

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Uber lost $1.27 billion in the first half of 2016, with much of that coming from incentivizing drivers, unidentified sources told Bloomberg. On Friday of last week, Uber’s head of finance, Guatam Gupta, gave a financial report during a conference call. While not a public company, ride-hailing and ridesharing giant Uber has been holding financial […]

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General Motors invested $500 million last January for a nine-percent stake of ride-sharing company Lyft, and apparently wanted to own all of it. The Detroit Free Press is reporting that the automaker approached Lyft in “recent weeks” about a potential acquisition that was declined. Citing a post from technology website The Information, the report said […]

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General Motors will offer its first autonomous EV through its affiliated ride-sharing partner, Lyft, and things are coming together on an accelerated pace. In January this year, GM announced it invested $500 million in Lyft and it has made Pam Fletcher, its former executive chief engineer for electric vehicles, its new executive chief engineer of […]

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General Motors’ new carsharing service Maven is stepping forward with vehicles being rented in Ann Arbor, Mich., and Chicago. Ann Arbor has more than 1,300 approved users and GM quietly launched a few weeks ago in Chicago. Maven will be rolled out to additional major U.S. metro areas this year as GM reaches out to […]

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General Motors along with its new partner Lyft plan to test a fleet of self-driving Chevrolet Bolt taxis on public roads within one year. The service will be tested with real customers, who can choose to opt in or out of the pilot program when hailing a car using the Lyft app. Other details are […]

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