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General Motors revealed plans to have human chaperones in the first generation of its self-driving vehicles through its partnership with ride-sharing service Lyft, which should only make your trip even more uncomfortable than a current Lyft fare as you and your ambivalent chaperone struggle with the moral complexities of letting a computer determine your fate.
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Want to drive for Lyft but lack the fundamental car? No problem: GM will now rent out a Chevy Equinox for you to use, which will cost between $100 per week or nothing at all if you clock up enough Lyft journeys in the vehicle.
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With companies like Google, Tesla and reportedly Apple working on delivering autonomous vehicle technology to the masses, traditional auto manufacturers have begun taking steps to ensure that the industry doesn't pass them by.
Case in point: General Motors today announced its plan to acquire Cruise Automation, a company that achieved acclaim by selling sensor-laden "kits" that enabled car owners to add autopilot driving features to their cars after-market. Though financial details of the acquisition weren't publicly released, it's believed that GM picked up the company for more than $1 billion.
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Want a car for an hour or two? Normally youâ€™d turn to Zipcar, but now General Motors has announced an alternative car sharing scheme that itâ€™s calling Maven.
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Once, long ago, I was like many of you: a young, beautiful gadabout, ready to drink lustily from the frothing cup of life. One particular quaff of that cup is significant, because it involves a short drive in the shining but infamously doomed General Motors EV1, and 2016 will mark that carâ€™s 20th anniversary. In honor of this, Iâ€™m going to try and write a hazy, barely-remembered review.
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Do not adjust your monitor: this lime is weirdly red on the inside. In fact, the fruit is genetically engineered to create proteins that provide the color, as well as potentially making the lime more health-giving.
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After decades of indecision, the Food and Drug Administration has finally approved its first genetically modified animal as safe to eat. Welcome a fast-growing GM Atlantic Salmon to your plate.
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The first time I saw CarPlay in action, I couldnâ€™t believe it
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Connected cars are awesome but they also present big opportunities for hackers to cause significant, and potentially deadly, mischief.Â Reuters reports that white-hat hackerÂ Samy Kamkar says he's figured out a way to hack into GM's OnStar mobile app and then use it to remotely open and start GM cars.
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