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Elon Musk is "full of crap" with self-driving car promises, says GM exec

Automakers and technology companies from around the world continue to press forward with their autonomous-driving technologies, but a handful remain standouts. Arguably, Tesla arrived on the scene first with its Autopilot system. However, despite its name, the technology is far from capable of actually driving the car itself. By 2019, Tesla CEO Elon Musk...

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GM buys lidar developer for self-driving car projects

General Motors continues to pursue an ambitious self-driving car agenda. It recently acquired Cruise Automation to help speed up development of its own self-driving cars. Now it's purchased another company, Strobe Inc. Strobe develops lidar systems, an essential component for self-driving and autonomous-car technologies. Specifically, Strobe will join...

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GM’s sale of Opel to France’s PSA Group is complete

General Motors and French automaker PSA Group on Tuesday announced the completion of the sale of Opel. Its acquisition of Opel means PSA Group is second only to the Volkswagen Group for size among European automakers. Combined deliveries for PSA and Opel totaled 4.3 million vehicles in 2016, or...

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GM to end sales in India, manufacturing in South Africa

General Motors on Thursday made major announcements concerning its operations in India and South Africa. The automaker confirmed that it will cease sales in India by the end of 2017, though it will still continue to manufacture cars there for export. Stefan Jacoby, who heads GM's unit for...

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