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DETROIT/WASHINGTON — Self-driving car maker Cruise said on Wednesday it and majority shareholder General Motors would seek U.S. regulatory approval in coming months to deploy a limited number of Cruise Origin vehicles without steering wheels or pedals. At the same time, it will withdraw an exemption petition filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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Ford Motor plans to launch its self-driving vehicle businesses in 2022 with vehicles based on its Escape Hybrid crossover. Ford Ford Motor plans to launch its self-driving commercial business in 2022 with vehicles based on the Ford Escape Hybrid crossover, the company said Tuesday. The vehicles are the automaker’s fourth-generation self-driving test vehicles in partnership
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Editor’s note: All currency figures in this story have been translated from Canadian dollars to U.S. dollars at current exchange rates. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles workers represented by Unifor ratified a new three-year contract that includes up to $1.1 billion in planned investments in Canada, the union said Monday. The union said 78 percent of FCA
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DETROIT — It’s the ultimate Easter egg hunt, Cadillac style. General Motors’ luxury brand committed to the finest details — some obvious and some more subtle — and craftsmanship with the redesigned 2021 Escalade, down to the unique quilting patterns on the big SUV’s seats. “They actually required new stitching techniques for the machines that
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TOKYO — In the criminal trial of former Nissan director Greg Kelly here, testimony has painted a picture of Nissan officials going to extremes to avoid public scrutiny of Carlos Ghosn’s handsome executive compensation. According to testimony in the government’s case against the former human resources executive, a group of top brass — including a
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TOKYO — Just as critics were wondering about the viability of General Motors’ fuel cell truck partnership with electric heavy-truck startup Nikola, two Asian competitors jumped headlong into the segment. This month, Hyundai and Toyota each unveiled plans to ramp up development and commercialization of hydrogen-fueled commercial vehicles to be launched from North America to
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Tesla announced on October 19, 2016, that all cars being produced have Full Self-Driving hardware. Almost four years later, numerous over-the-air software updates have introduced new features. But there has yet to be a complete Full Self-Driving release. Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted this week that some “expert and careful drivers” will get beta of
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During homecoming festivities at Prairie View A&M University in Texas and North Carolina Central University in Durham last fall, Ford Motor Co. invited football fans to check out a tailgate — and the rest of its F-150, too. Ford provided more than 500 F-150 test drives to fans at the two schools and at the
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DETROIT– General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant in Michigan is getting a new name — Factory Zero — marking a commitment to an all-electric, zero-emissions lineup. The plant will become the automaker’s electric-vehicle hub, building the GMC Hummer pickup and Cruise Origin, a self-driving, electric shuttle developed by Cruise, GM’s self-driving subsidiary in San Francisco. GM
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