Pedestrian Detection – Safety By Smart Phone?

Pedestrian Detection It may be possible for smart phones to save pedestrian lives if the research currently being conducted by General Motors works out like they think it will.? A communication system called Wi-Fi Direct establishes a peer-to-peer wireless connection, rather than having to relay the signal through cell towers.? It works like those walkie-talkies…

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GM Team Builds Better, Shinier Brake Rotors

A survey of vehicle owners indicated that four out of 10 car owners didn?t like corrosion on their brake discs.? So, a group of General Motors? brake experts set out to fix that problem by changing the chemical makeup of the components using a process that could double the life of rotors and save consumers…

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GM Pioneers the Center Air Bag

General Motor is adding a new center airbag designed to help protect the driver and front seat passenger in far-side impact crashes. ?Engineered to deploy between the front seats of the vehicle, the front center air bag is mounted in the right side of the driver?s seat and positions itself between the front row seats…

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GM and SAIC Create PATAC for EV Development

General Motors and Chinese automaker, SAIC Motor Corp. Ltd., have signed a new agreement expanding and reinforcing a previous pledge of cooperation signed in November 2010.? The new agreement establishes Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) to jointly develop key components and vehicle platforms in China.? Under the agreement, teams of SAIC, GM and PATAC…

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GM Testing One-Year Free Insurance in Northwest

With the high price of auto insurance, General Motors is offering drivers in Oregon and Washington, who take delivery of a new 2010, 2011 or 2012 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac car, truck or crossover between today and September 6 a one-year insurance policy from MetLife Auto & Home at no additional cost. GM is…

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Cadillac Enhances Service with Shield Program

Includes Four Years of Maintenance Cadillac is now offering a new Shield warranty program to offer owners a higher level of service.?? The Cadillac Shield is designed to?heighten the brand?s focus on customer service by tying together the wide-ranging benefits and technologies Cadillac provides its owners. Cadillac Shield includes Cadillac?s class-leading warranty coverage and recently…

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Aftermarket OnStar

Now Older GM Vehicles and Other Makes Can Add OnStar The popular General Motors OnStar communication system is now available on General Motors vehicles that didn?t have the service installed at the factory and on vehicles built by other manufacturers. Starting in the spring of 2011 More than 1,600 retailers, including all nationwide Best Buy…

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Driverless Cars are Closer Than You Think

Introducing GM?s Electric Networked Vehicle With the rapid urbanization, aging populations and more demand for personal mobility, General Motors engineers are looking into the future to vehicles like the Electric Networked Vehicle, or EN-V. ?In megacities like London, New York, Beijing, Singapore and New Delhi, the sheer number of vehicles on the road has become…

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