GM Confirms Cuts at Cruise Automation

GM Confirms Cuts at Cruise Automation

Cruise Automation is cutting some employees, but the company remains tightly focused on its objective of developing self-driving vehicles, GM Chairman Mary Barra said during a web conference. Barra confirmed earlier reports from California that Cruise would be...
Waymo Restarting Autonomous Vehicle Testing in Phoenix

Waymo Restarting Autonomous Vehicle Testing in Phoenix

Courtesy of the ongoing pandemic, Waymo is going back to the future with its Waymo one autonomous ride service. The company is going to resume sending the vehicles back out on the roads around Phoenix, but with drivers only — no passengers. The company suspended...
GM Pulls the Plug on Maven Car-Sharing Service

GM Pulls the Plug on Maven Car-Sharing Service

General Motors told the 230,000 subscribers to its Maven car-sharing service that it will no longer accept reservations. The project, first launched four years ago, was expected to position GM as a major player in the “sharing” economy. But while ride-sharing services...
General Motors to Help Develop Next-Gen Honda EVs

General Motors to Help Develop Next-Gen Honda EVs

General Motors and Honda are expanding existing ties, teaming up to develop new battery-electric vehicles the Japanese automaker plans to add to its line-up for the 2024 model-year. Honda will bring two new all-electric models to market, it announced late Thursday,...
Few Americans Ready to Trust Autonomous Vehicles

Few Americans Ready to Trust Autonomous Vehicles

There are hundreds of autonomous vehicles now operating on U.S. roads, Lyft and Waymo currently using them in their ride-sharing services in Las Vegas and Phoenix, respectively. Yet only about 12% of Americans are ready to fully trust the technology, according to a...
Cruise Gets Okay to Carry Passengers in California

Cruise Gets Okay to Carry Passengers in California

General Motors Co.’s autonomous vehicle subsidiary, San Francisco-based Cruise, has obtained a permit to transport passengers in its autonomous vehicles from the state of California. As part of the program, Cruise must provide data and reports to the California Public...
Should You Consider Progressive Car Insurance?

Should You Consider Progressive Car Insurance?

Please note that The Detroit Bureau and its partners may be compensated if you purchase the recommended services.   Shopping for car insurance can be tricky. Pay too little, and you may end up with insufficient coverage. If you pay too much, you waste money on...