General Motors http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53596/more en No Laughing Matter With Blinker Bozo at the Wheel http://wardsauto.com/blog/no-laughing-matter-blinker-bozo-wheel <div class="node-body blog-body">To my chagrin – no, horror – I saw my right-turn indicator blinking monotonously, as it had to have been for the minimum of three miles (5 km) since I could remember last making a right. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/no-laughing-matter-blinker-bozo-wheel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/no-laughing-matter-blinker-bozo-wheel#comments Blog U.S. Chevrolet Cockpit Road Ahead Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:25:00 +0000 1319721 at http://wardsauto.com Success or Failure, Cadillac in Firm Charge of Destiny http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/success-or-failure-cadillac-firm-charge-destiny <div class="node-body article-body">“Logically, Cadillac is not disconnected from GM,” the longtime luxury executive says. “The way we want to organize the business in the future is that Cadillac will own the entire process, all the things that touch Cadillac.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/success-or-failure-cadillac-firm-charge-destiny" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/success-or-failure-cadillac-firm-charge-destiny#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America U.S. Cadillac Restructuring Mon, 27 Jul 2015 10:22:00 +0000 1318771 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>De Nysschen: Cadillac &ldquo;back with a vengeance.&rdquo;</strong></p> GM Eyed U.S. From Inception of ‘Whisper Diesel’ http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-eyed-us-inception-whisper-diesel <div class="node-body article-body">The all-new 1.6L turbodiesel earned plaudits from the European motoring press shortly after it began rolling out last year. It launches in the U.S. in 2017.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-eyed-us-inception-whisper-diesel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-eyed-us-inception-whisper-diesel#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chevrolet Diesel Turbocharger Fri, 24 Jul 2015 10:31:00 +0000 1316551 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM&rsquo;s 1.6L 4-cyl. turbodiesel more power-dense than predecessor.</strong></p> Mcity Sets Stage for Self-Driving at Willow Run? http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mcity-sets-stage-self-driving-willow-run <div class="node-body article-body">Ann Arbor’s Mcity test track includes four traffic lights, an underpass, metal bridge deck, gravel roadways and parking spaces that are angled, perpendicular and parallel. Efforts are under way to open a similar but larger facility nearby in Ypsilanti.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mcity-sets-stage-self-driving-willow-run" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mcity-sets-stage-self-driving-willow-run#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Autoliv Bosch Delphi Denso Faurecia Ford General Motors Honda Nissan Toyota TRW ZF Automatic Braking Autonomous Vehicles Cameras Pedestrian Protection Product Development Radar Safety Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:22:00 +0000 1316621 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mercedes GL test vehicle cruises past makeshift storefronts at Mcity in Ann Arbor.</strong></p> Tom Murphy Mcity Autonomous Vehicle Test Track http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mcity-autonomous-vehicle-test-track <div class="node-body gallery-body">Located on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, Mcity is a $10 million 32-acre (13-ha) test track with roundabouts, bike lanes, a tree canopy and 4-way intersections to simulate small-town traffic situations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mcity-autonomous-vehicle-test-track" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mcity-autonomous-vehicle-test-track#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Autoliv Bosch Chevrolet Delphi Denso Ford Honda Nissan Toyota TRW ZF Autonomous Vehicles Cameras Collision Avoidance Product Development Safety Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:21:00 +0000 1316641 at http://wardsauto.com Nissan Tops Among New Ads of the Week http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/nissan-tops-among-new-ads-week <div class="node-body article-body">The Maxima spot featuring the Wiz Khalifa spot of the same name generated a commanding 1.3 million earned online views, making it the only ad in the group to break a million. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/nissan-tops-among-new-ads-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/nissan-tops-among-new-ads-week#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Chevrolet Honda Infiniti Nissan Toyota Advertising Thu, 16 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000 1314961 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Infiniti&#39;s &quot;Vacation&quot; spoof places third this week.</strong></p> Underdog GM Korea Issues Minicar Challenge to Kia http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/underdog-gm-korea-issues-minicar-challenge-kia <div class="node-body article-body">The ’16 Spark’s domestic sales launch in August will mark the beginning of a new offensive in GM Korea’s struggle with Kia, both at home and abroad. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/underdog-gm-korea-issues-minicar-challenge-kia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/underdog-gm-korea-issues-minicar-challenge-kia#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea Chevrolet Kia Advertising Globalization Product Development Sales Results Wed, 15 Jul 2015 09:45:00 +0000 1313171 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM Korea touts &rsquo;16 Spark&#39;s safety, connectivity features at pre-order event.</strong></p> GM: $1.4 Billion Makes Texas SUV Plant More Competitive http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-14-billion-makes-texas-suv-plant-more-competitive <div class="node-body article-body">The investment brings GM’s recent expenditures at the 60-year-old Arlington facility to $2 billion.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-14-billion-makes-texas-suv-plant-more-competitive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/gm-14-billion-makes-texas-suv-plant-more-competitive#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production North America U.S. Cadillac Chevrolet GMC Vehicle Assembly Tue, 14 Jul 2015 18:13:00 +0000 1313781 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM polishing Arlington, TX, SUV plant to tune of $1.4 billion.</strong></p> UAW-GM Talks Unfold Amid Hefty Profits, Strike Threat http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/uaw-gm-talks-unfold-amid-hefty-profits-strike-threat <div class="node-body article-body">The talks play out under starkly different circumstances than previous bargaining sessions because for the first time in more than a decade GM boasts a strong balance sheet, record profitability and a competitive product portfolio.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/uaw-gm-talks-unfold-amid-hefty-profits-strike-threat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/uaw-gm-talks-unfold-amid-hefty-profits-strike-threat#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America North America - Regional General Motors Labor & Human Resources United Auto Workers (UAW) Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18:21:00 +0000 1313061 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM CEO Mary Barra (<em>left</em>)&nbsp; and UAW President Dennis Williams kick off 2015 contract negotiations, joined by GM chief bargainer Cathy Clegg and UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada (<em>right</em>).&nbsp;</strong></p> UAW, Detroit Three Seen Crafting Transitional Contract http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/uaw-detroit-three-seen-crafting-transitional-contract <div class="node-body article-body">The summer’s negotiations will play out under external conditions not witnessed in decades. The companies are healthier than ever, and the UAW has the legal right to strike.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/uaw-detroit-three-seen-crafting-transitional-contract" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/uaw-detroit-three-seen-crafting-transitional-contract#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America U.S. Chrysler Ford General Motors Honda Toyota Labor & Human Resources United Auto Workers (UAW) Mon, 13 Jul 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1312481 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>UAW seeks wage restructuring for its members.</strong></p>