By GM’s admission, the defective switches caused over 50 crashes and at least 13 deaths. Yet inside the auto giant, no one saw it as a safety problem. For 11 years.
Good weather and a strong Memorial Day weekend helped car buyers ignore reports of recalls, pushing car and truck sales up more than ten percent in May.
Chrysler sales rise 17 percent. GM sales up 13 percent. Ford sales rise 3 percent. Annual sales rate could approach 17 million.
Google’s latest self-driving car has no steering wheel, no accelerator pedal, no brake pedal. The actual vehicle, says the New York Times, was built by a manufacturer in Detroit. Google is not identifying that manufacturer.
Google will build a car without a steering wheel with hopes of having 100 prototypes on public roads in a year.
Hyundai-Kia unseats Honda to win the “green crown” from the Union of Concerned Scientists.
Memorial Day is almost upon us. The holiday marks the beginning of the summer season, and as such, it’s also the beginning of summer vacation for many.
Marchionne says big issue will be dealing with two-tier wage system.
GM has now recalled more than 11 million vehicles this year. Will take $200 million charge against second quarter earnings.
GM is on track to break the American automaker record for the most recalls in a single year, ever.