General Motors

  • As battery technology continues to advance at a rapid rate, big (and traditionally conservative) automakers are starting to outline their plans for electrification. The latest is General Motors, which wants to have two new pure electric vehicles on the market within the next 18 months.
  • GM SUVs aren't generally the best place to look to see playful design, but that's what's on display on the new FNR-X. The SUV concept carries a plug-in powertrain and some high-tech features inside a strong, sturdy build sliced and diced with some puzzling design cues.
  • Dodge may be owning headlines with the Demon, but Chevy has a bit of sports car new of its own. It's celebrating 65 years of Corvette with the Carbon 65 Edition. The new Corvette special package brings a host of exterior and interior carbon fiber components for a little extra visual flair.
  • Car manufacturers are getting into the business of moving people without selling them a car. Within GM, that push led to the creation of Maven. New Atlas spoke with Deric Harwood, Head of Maven Chicago about ride sharing, and how it's helping develop autonomous cars.
  • The large SUV shrinking and softening into a smaller, more efficient CUV is a story that the automotive industry has become quite used to telling. Chevrolet goes the other way with the all-new 2018 Traverse.
  • When it introduced the ZH2 fuel cell truck a month ago, Chevy dazzled the world with pictures of its impressive Colorado reconstruction, but it withheld most of the juicy details - power, torque, full dimensions, performance figures, etc. It's filled in the blanks at SEMA 2016.
  • Last week Artcurial held a D-Day sale where the entire contents of a World War II museum went up for auction – every aspect of perhaps the most important single military confrontation in history and a fascinating insight into the technologies of WWII and the evolution of warfare.
  • GM and the US Army's TARDEC are preparing to show a Chevy Colorado-based fuel cell vehicle built for tough off-road, off-grid military service. Judging by the teaser photo of the truck released Tuesday, it should definitely be a big, bruising battlefield beast.
  • ​It may not happen often, but it's tragic when it does – parents forget that their baby is in their car, so they leave them in there when they park, and the infant subsequently succumbs to heat stroke. To help minimize the chances of this happening, GM is introducing its Rear Seat Reminder.
  • Cylinder deactivation is nothing new, it’s been used in automotive for decades. A new system called Dynamic Skiip Fire from Tula Technologies takes this idea to a new level with significant fuel economy gains as a result – especially in heavy-duty applications.
  • Back at the start of the year, General Motors (GM) and ride-sharing service Lyft announced a partnership to develop a network of on-demand autonomous vehicles. The first fruit of that partnership is not focused on autonomy, but allows Lyft drivers to hire GM cars at affordable rates.
  • Buick has been quietly filling its lineup with cars designed to get folks excited and reaching for adjectives like "sporty" and "sleek." The all-new Avista concept is its best effort yet, showing how a Buick can move right past sporty to become downright "sexy" and "seductive."