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GM and Lyft can Crush Uber

General Motors recently invested $500 million into the lesser know ride sourcing competitor to Uber; Lyft. Beyond, the auto group’s apparent move into the ride sourcing business, the union was said to be instigated mostly out of the necessity to establish an infrastructure for the autonomous auto inevitability. Though it went without saying that there would also be some overlaps in terms of ride s

Smart Mobility, What's That?

Smart mobility is now being used to describe the new developments that the share economy has forced upon the auto industry. Basically, it is learning to mobilize more effectively using the internet. Using an app to: hail a cab, share autonomous autos, rent a car or find a multi-modular route to reach a certain destination; all fall under smart mobility. Companies know that this new concept will s

GM Maven Finds Safe Haven on College Campuses

Car-sharing services have exploded in popularity worldwide over the past several years and it’s not hard to understand why. Companies like Uber capitalized on the popularity of smartphone apps to make it easier than ever for users to order their vehicles. The true genius of the car-sharing business model is that it allowed Uber and others to target demographics that aren’t traditional car owners,

GM Ignition Switch Case Dismissed in Federal Court

In May 2014, Robert Scheuer got into an auto accident while driving his 2003 Saturn Ion and crashed into a tree (pictured). According to Scheuer, the driver-side airbag in his Saturn Ion failed to deploy during his accident due to a defective GM ignition switch. As a result, he’s suffered from significant neck and back pain that has negatively impacted the quality of his daily life. Scheuer filed

Autonomous Autos: GM and Lyft

We are in a crucial time in transportation; with looming automotive revolutions around every corner. The biggest improvement pending is autonomous autos. Self-driving cars are less than 5 years away from becoming the biggest technological advancement since the internet. All automakers tech and delivery companies know about it; soon even Tide is going to be looking for a way into the new transporta

FCA’s Marchionne Ends Talk of Merging with GM

This blog has spent a good deal of space reporting on Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne (pictured) because he’s arguably the most fascinating executive in the automotive business. In particular, his obsession to merge his FCA with other car companies, specifically General Motors, was his white whale. But unlike Captain Ahab in Moby Dick, Marchionne is giving up his quest just before

General Motors Appeases the UAW

For over a month, the three major Detroit automakers (General Motors, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, and Ford), have been negotiating new four year contracts with the United Automobile Workers (UAW). Thus far, only Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has come to an accord. However, General Motors (GM) is looking to appease the UAW with their latest proposal, and the outlook seems optimistic. The FCA cont

United Automobile Workers Step up To GM

United Automobile Workers (UAW) labor negotiations are like the World Cup, and United States Presidential Elections. They only come around every four years (though never on the same year), they are always hard fought down to the wire, seem to last forever, are fueled by money, and are frequently accused of corruption. The difference is, UAW negotiations are too boring to make ad revenue off of. Ho

General Motors Is Barely a Criminal

General Motors is an American success story. They started at the dawn of the 20th century, with a humble origin story; Buick began with horse drawn buggies, before starting its foray into the automobile market. For years it grew and expanded gobbling up smaller companies and incorporating them into its family. Just under one hundred years later, the state of General Motors’ empire started to deter

FCA Boss Sergio Marchionne Pushes for GM Merger

To say that Sergio Marchionne (pictured) really wants to finalize a merger between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and General Motors might be an understatement. The FCA CEO has practically dared GM, along with other automakers, to join forces with him. However, his mission to create the ultimate union between automakers has gone unfulfilled, at least thus far. Now it appears that Marchionne will likel