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 & LG are Going to Make Electric Vehicles Together

The company we know for making high-quality consumer appliances like flat screen televisions and refrigerators, LG, is going in partnership with General Motors to develop electric vehicles.? The GM-LG relationship began when LG started to supply the cells for the battery pack of the Chevrolet Volt and Opel Ampera.? It expanded in 2010 with work…

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GM Plans for Recycling Volt Batteries

If you think having to recycle all your old remote control batteries is a pain, can you imagine what will happen in a few years when batteries from Chevy Volts have to be replaced? General Motors is already working on that situation and has signed a definitive agreement with ABB Group to identify joint research…

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Are You Ready for a Diesel Cruze?

Already rated at 37 mpg for highway driving, the Chevrolet Cruze Eco is one of the more fuel-efficient non-hybrid vehicles sold in the United States.?? If a recent report by the Associated Press is confirmed, that number could grow significantly with the addition of a diesel engine option, which could challenge hybrid numbers by achieving…

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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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