Auto Industry

Driving in America : The List
Eat your heart out, McFly.

7 imaginative attempts to improve the DeLorean

Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads. Or wheels. Or gas

General Motors : Analysis
The latest iteration of Chevrolet's iconic sports car can accelerate from 0-60 in less than four seconds.

The new Corvette Stingray: Worth the wait?

GM shows off the first update to its classic Chevy sports car since 2005

General Motors : Analysis
The first 2013 Cadillac ATS rolls off the assembly line at the General Motors Lansing Grand River plant on July 26.

The government's plan to get out of General Motors: Too soon?

A new plan to sell GM shares will likely cost taxpayers billions of dollars

General Motors : Burning Question
The license plate on the first 2013 Cadillac ATS available for retail is shown after the vehicle rolls off the assembly line at a General Motors plant on July 26.

Time for the government to sell its stake in GM?

The automaker is reportedly pushing the Obama administration to give up its hefty stake in the company — a move that could cost taxpayers billions of dollars

General Motors : Opinion Brief
Assembly line workers build a Chevy Volt at the General Motors Detroit Hamtramck Assembly Plant in Hamtramck, Michigan.

The Chevy Volt's $89,000 production cost: A waste of money?

Reuters reports that GM is losing $49,000 for every Volt it builds, renewing criticism that the eco-friendly hybrid will never be profitable

General Motors : Instant Guide
President Obama speaks to auto workers at a GM plant in Lordstown, Ohio, in 2009: Not wanting to appear partisan, GM has barred the presidential candidates from its plants.

Why is GM barring Obama and Romney from its plants?

The auto giant is doing all it can to remain above the political fray, but analysts say the company's mega-bailout isn't going to be forgotten anytime soon

General Motors : Analysis
GM workers assemble the 2012 Cadillac CTS and 2013 Cadillac ATS July 26: The auto maker has hit another rough patch, with significant drops in its net income and U.S. market share.

Will GM go bankrupt again?

The iconic automaker has hit a post-bankruptcy, post-bailout slump. Can it recover on its own this time?

General Motors : Opinion Brief
Not so hot on your brand new 2013 Chevrolet Camero 1LE? GM will take it back for a full refund within 60 days of your (regrettable) purchase.

GM's 'love it or return it' offer: Desperate move?

In an attempt to catch up with a resurgent Toyota, the U.S. auto giant is resorting to an unusual measure — a 60-day, money-back guarantee

Driving in America : Instant Guide
A newly invented smart headlight system can make a thunderstorm look like a mere drizzle.

The 'smart headlight' that makes raindrops invisible

Driving through a violent downpour at night can be quite dangerous, but now, an intelligent new lighting system promises to virtually eliminate glare

Driving in America : Fact Sheet
According to simulated studies, Ford's in-development Traffic Jam Assist could cut travel time cby 37.5 percent and delays by 20 percent.

Ford's 'Traffic Jam Assist': Are we close to a driverless car?

Soon, frustrated motorists might have the option of kicking back on congested highways and letting their cars do the driving

Driving in America : Best Video
Too tired to stand and Segway? Honda's UNI-Cub would allow users to sit on a motorized stool that responds when you shift your weight.

Honda's Segway alternative... that you steer with your butt

The Japanese automaker unveils a prototype for a mobile transportation system that users can maneuver using just their derrières

General Motors : Opinion Brief
Mitt Romney at the North American Auto Show in 2008: In an op-ed that same year, Romney urged the government to let Detroit go bankrupt.

Team Romney claims Mitt saved GM: 'The height of hypocrisy'?

The Romney camp boasts that GM survived bankruptcy only because President Obama followed the GOP candidate's advice. Really?

General Motors : Opinion Brief
General Motors CEO Dan Akerson's $7.7 million salary last year is only about one-quarter of what Ford CEO Allan Mulally took home.

Dan Akerson's $7.7 million salary: Is the GM boss underpaid?

The auto giant says its chief steered the company to a record profit last year, and complains that government pay caps prevent him from receiving his due

Driving in America : Opinion Brief
The Ford Mustang is up for a makeover, and the classic car's new look (which probably won't be rolled out until 2014) may tone down the muscle.

The Ford Mustang's new European look: A big mistake?

The Detroit auto giant is preparing to overhaul an American icon, even though many middle-aged fans of the retro car may not be ready for an update

Driving in America : In-depth briefing
Google executives Eric Schmidt, Larry Page, and Sergey Brin pose in their self-driving test model car.

Coming soon: Self-driving cars?

Long a staple of science fiction, self-driving vehicles that act as robotic chauffeurs could soon become reality

General Motors : Petty Controversy
GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich implied that the Chevy Volt is too liberal because it can't handle a gun rack... but one hybrid enthusiast proved him wrong.

Petty controversy: Newt Gingrich vs. the Chevy Volt

The former House speaker suggests that the hybrid vehicle is too wimpy to handle a gun rack, provoking a smackdown from GM

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