It has been nearly a decade since the last Hummer was rolled off the production line. For those who love the truck and wouldn’t mind seeing a modern revival of it, you could be in luck because GMC recently posted a teaser on its website where they are hinting that the Hummer will be revived.
The problem with the tires for our vehicles is that they rely on air to keep its shape. This means that should it ever get torn, broken, or punctured, it’d be out of commission. Sure, there are some more expensive tires that can reinflate itself where it will allow drivers to drive themselves to a nearby mechanic to get it fixed.
3D printing is an amazing piece of technology and we’ve seen it used for artsy stuff and also used for medical and industrial purposes, allowing companies to create customized components in a shorter span of time. Now it looks like General Motors (GM) will be leveraging that technology to help advance its electric car efforts.
If there ever was a reason why self-driving cars have yet to become mainstream and commercialized (aside from the technology still being worked on), it is because there are rules and laws that need to be tweaked and added in order to make them fit in a society where self-driving cars are the norm.
As it stands one of the rules required for self-driving cars to be tested is that it needs to have a steering wheel and controls and a human behind the wheel to takeover in case anything happens. However in the future, it is possible that we could see autonomous cars devoid of any such controls, and that’s a future GM is hoping will arrive sooner rather than later.
Self-driving cars aren’t new, and while there are many, many companies working on developing the technology, self-driving cars have yet to become commercially available, although we guess the closest thing we’ve got at the moment would be Tesla’s Autopilot mode, which actually feels like a more advanced version of cruise control.
So we know that Uber is already testing out introducing self-driving cars to its fleet and if the rumors are true, GM and Lyft could be getting into the game as well. According to a report from Reuters, they have learnt that GM and Lyft have a partnership in which they are expected to deploy thousands of self-driving electric cars come 2018.
As it stands there isn’t a standard set of rules in place with regards to self-driving vehicles in the US. This is why when Uber’s self-driving program was put to a stop in California, all they had to do was ship their cars and their program over to Arizona where they were seemingly welcomed with open arms.
Two of the biggest car manufacturers on the planet today announced a new joint venture which will see them manufacture hydrogen fuel cells at scale. They’re planning to start mass production of hydrogen fuel cells by 2020 and are going to invest a combined sum of $85 million split evenly between Honda and General Motors. The companies are going to use the hydrogen fuel cell systems that they create in […]
Self-driving cars are definitely the way of the future, or at least that’s what carmakers are leading us to believe with all the time and money spent investing into the technology. In fact just recently GM has announced their plans to start testing out their self-driving cars on the roads of Michigan.
Electric vehicles today have certainly come a long way from what they used to be several years ago. Not only has their range improved, but there are more EV charging stations made available, meaning that you won’t always need to be so meticulous about planning your route anymore, although we guess it doesn’t hurt to be prudent.
General Motors showed off its mass-market electric car being launched as the Bolt under the Chevrolet brand about a year back. The design and details have since been confirmed that the car maker has now started mass producing its first mass-market electric car. The Chevy Bolt is in direct competition with the Tesla Model 3 and it already has a lead since the Model 3 isn’t going to enter production […]
Earlier this year, General Motors (GM) announced Maven, a new car-sharing service that they were launching. Unlike Uber which is considered more of a ride-sharing service, Maven works differently by actually renting a shared car at an hourly rate. The service was initially launched in Ann Arbor, Michigan, but has since expanded to other markets in the US.
A report from last week revealed that Uber rival Lyft had apparently attempted been courted by the likes of GM in the past, but apparently the deal fell through and never materialized. However according to a report from The New York Times, it seems that Lyft had also tried to sell themselves to a bunch of other companies.