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Business, Technology, Logistics

Ford Boosts Output of Big SUVs for Second Time in Two Years

Ford Ford plant in Louisville, Ky. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Ford Motor Co. is boosting production of its biggest, highly lucrative sport utility vehicles for the second time in two years at a U.S. factory already bursting at the seams.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
March 19, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Trump Calls on GM to ‘Bring Jobs Home’ After Ohio Plant Closing

GM Lordstown, Ohio GM plant that is slated to close. (Allison Farrand/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump said he wants an immediate start to talks between General Motors Co. and the United Auto Workers, extending to a third day his calls for the carmaker and union to reopen an Ohio factory.

Mark Niquette and Ben Brody | Bloomberg News
March 18, 2019
Business, Equipment, Logistics

GM’s Cruze-Producing Ohio Plant Goes Idle

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A sprawling General Motors assembly plant near Youngstown, Ohio, will be idled March 6 after more than 50 years producing cars and other vehicles, a move that will eliminate nearly 1,700 hourly positions by month’s end.

Mark Gillispie and Tom Krisher | Associated Press
March 6, 2019
Government, Business

GM Grants Reprieve to One of the Plants It’s Closing Until January 2020

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General Motors Co. is extending production at one of the U.S. car factories slated to shutter this year.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
February 25, 2019
Business, Logistics

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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