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Do we really need a national self-driving testing facility?

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Michigan lawmakers want autonomous vehicle testing off of public roads and at a special center, preferably in their state. The University of Michigan has a site in Ann Arbor and is developing a larger site at former GM Willow Run bomber plant.

Tesla Autopilot Controversy Could Delay GM's Supercruise System

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - With at least two federal investigations underway into the fatal crash of a Tesla Model S running in Autopilot mode, there are signs that the auto industry could be applying the brakes in the race to bring autonomous vehicles to market. General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra said the maker will “step back” and take another “look at what technology is in the best interest of consumers,” including GM’s new Super Cruise system, a technology similar to Tesla’s Autopilot.

This Electric Chevy Corvette Could Break 200 MPH This Week

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Later this week in central Florida, an electric Chevy Corvette might set a new world record for battery-powered vehicles, potentially becoming the first street-legal EV to crack through the 200 mph barrier. The EV 'Vette in question is the same electric Chevy that currently holds the world top speed record for street-legal electric cars—Genovation Cars's Corvette GXE, a heavily-modified C6 Z06 that's had its 7.0-liter V-8 yanked in favor of dual electric motors slapping down around 700-horsepower and 600-lb.-ft. of torque. That current record, the company says, was set by accident; the electr

The Guide to Buying a Porsche You Can Actually Afford

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Older Porsches, unlike almost every other serious European high-performance car, do one thing: they work. That’s not to say you can’t find an affordable sports car to drive around each day—there are affordable low-mileage Maserati Biturbos and Jaguar XJ-Ss out there for $5,000—it’s driving it for two consecutive days that’s the problem.

Recalls: Buick Encore, Regal, Verano; Chevrolet Cruze, Equinox, Malibu; GMC Terrain

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - General Motors is recalling 7,620 vehicles in the US that may be equipped with faulty electronic park lock levers. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, those levers may allow drivers to remove their ignition keys without their vehicles being in "park", which could permit their cars to move and/or roll.