Keith Laing

Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Uber Expands Self-Driving Safety Report After NTSB Slams Culture

Uber vowed to make public more safety information regarding its self-driving cars. Uber autonomous vehicles sit in a lot in Pittsburgh on May 6. (Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press)

Uber Technologies Inc. vowed to make public more safety information regarding its self-driving cars after the National Transportation Safety Board placed partial blame for a fatal 2018 crash on the company’s policies.

Keith Laing | The Detroit News
August 28, 2020
Business, Technology, TCA

GM, Honda Partner to Build Honda EVs in GM Plants

The GM Flint Assembly plant in Flint, Mich., on March 23. The GM Flint Assembly plant in Flint, Mich., on March 23. (Anthony Lanzilote/Bloomberg News)

General Motors Co. and Honda Motor Co. announced an agreement April 2 to jointly develop two new electric vehicles for Honda that will be based on GM’s global electric-vehicle platform that’s powered by the Detroit automaker’s Ultium battery system.

Keith Laing | The Detroit News
April 3, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

California OKs Passengers for GM’s Cruise Autonomous Vehicle Test

Kyle Vogt, founder, president and CTO for Cruise Automation Inc., holds an articulating radar while speaking at a Cruise reveal event in San Francisco on Jan. 21. Kyle Vogt, founder, president and CTO for Cruise Automation Inc., holds an articulating radar while speaking at a Cruise reveal event in San Francisco on Jan. 21. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Cruise, the autonomous-vehicle unit of General Motors Co., has been cleared to carry passengers in California.

Keith Laing | The Detroit News
February 27, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, TCA

Rep. Debbie Dingell Introduces Electric Vehicle Bill

Debbie Dingell An electric car. (Reviver Auto)

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell introduced legislation Jan. 8 to boost adoption of electric cars.

Keith Laing | The Detroit News
January 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, TCA

GM, Tesla Head for New Year Without Electric Vehicle Tax Credits

Chevy Bolt A Chevy Bolt electric car. (General Motors Co.)

General Motors Co. and Tesla are about to become the first automakers that will have to sell EVs without the benefit of a $7,500 federal tax credit.

Keith Laing | The Detroit News
December 27, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Michigan Gets $7.5 Million to Test Self-Driving Cars

Mcity Mcity test facility by University of Michigan

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation is awarding a $7.5 million grant to the City of Detroit, the State of Michigan, the University of Michigan and the American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti to boost research, development and testing of self-driving cars.

Keith Laing | The Detroit News
September 12, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, TCA

Bill Aims to Boost Electric-Car Battery Mineral Production

Batteries Batteries, like this Samsung one, are used to power electric vehicles. (SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg News)

A group of U.S. senators is introducing legislation to boost domestic production of “critical minerals” that are often imported from China to make electric car batteries.

Keith Laing | The Detroit News
May 6, 2019