Business, Logistics

Union Sues GM, Says Laid-off Workers Should Replace Temps

GM Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg News

DETROIT — The United Auto Workers union is accusing General Motors of violating a national contract by using temporary workers instead of employing full-timers who were laid off from its factories.

Associated Press
January 3, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

GM to Lay Off Nearly 15,000 Workers

GMC logo Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

DETROIT — General Motors will lay off 14,700 factory and white-collar workers in North America and put five plants up for possible closure as it restructures to cut costs and focus more on autonomous and electric vehicles.

Tom Krisher and Rob Gillies | Associated Press
November 26, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

How General Motors Became a Force in Autonomous Sector

Michigan Municipal League

GM Cruise is running neck-and-neck with Waymo, a subsidiary of Google, to be first to bring fully autonomous cars to market. The two companies are considered the leaders in a crowded field, and San Francisco is the proving grounds to refine the technology.

Jamie L. LaReau | Detroit Free Press
July 19, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

General Motors Says Self-Driving Taxi Fleets Coming in 2019

Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg News

Big fleets of robot taxis — with no backup drivers — from General Motors could hit the streets of San Francisco and other cities in less than two years, the company said Nov. 30.

Carolyn Said | San Francisco Chronicle
December 1, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

GM President Dismisses Hype About $30 Billion Self-Driving Tech Spinoff

Michigan Municipal League

General Motors Co. shot down speculation that it’ll spin off its business units working on self-driving vehicles and car-sharing, which one analyst has estimated could be worth as much as $30 billion.

Emily Chang Anne Riley Moffat and Henry Goldman | Bloomberg News
October 17, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

GM Buys Lidar Startup Strobe to Accelerate Self-Driving Cars

General Motors Co. world headquarters stands in Detroit. Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg News

General Motors announced Oct. 9 that it is buying Strobe, a Pasadena startup that makes lidar, a laser-based sensor that most autonomous vehicles use to see the world around them.

David R. Baker | San Francisco Chronicle
October 9, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Kenworth Makes Bendix Wingman Medium-Duty Option


The Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation system now is available for order as an option for Kenworth Truck Co.'s T270 and T370 medium-duty trucks, the truck maker said.

Transport Topics
December 21, 2016

GM Profit Beats Expectations on Strong Truck Sales

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

General Motors Co. reported third-quarter profit that beat analysts’ estimates as strong light-truck sales in the United States and stable operations in China produced a record $3.1 billion in adjusted earnings before interest and taxes.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
October 21, 2015

GM’s Second-Quarter Almost Doubles

General Motors Co.’s second-quarter profit almost doubled on rising U.S. sales, Bloomberg reported Thursday.

Transport Topics
August 4, 2011

GM’s China Sales Surpass U.S. for First Time

General Motors Co. sold more cars and trucks in China last year than in the United States for the first time in the company’s history, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
January 24, 2011