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GM Cars to Get Amazon Alexa Connectivity (and Possibly Samuel L. Jackson’s Voice) | News

<meta itemprop=”width” content=”1170″> <meta itemprop=”height” content=”1170″> Manufacturer image GM announced that select 2018 and newer model-year vehicles will be receiving Amazon Alexa connectivity, allowing occupants to have Alexa read the news, turn on or off home smart devices, play a specific song, add a destination to the in-car navigation, place a call and more. All that’s required is a compatible ...

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Google Motors? GM to Embed Google Voice Assistant, Maps, Apps in Cars | News

<meta itemprop=”width” content=”1170″> <meta itemprop=”height” content=”1170″> GM announced today that it is partnering with Google to have built-in versions of Google Assistant — the one activated when you say, “Hey, Google” — in its vehicle infotainment systems. It also will use Google Maps for navigation and let drivers pick auto-approved Android apps from the Google Play Store, all without requiring ...

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GM brings back iconic 1960s Tripower name

  All-new 2.7L Turbo with Active Fuel Management and stop/start technology paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission (SAE-certified at 310 hp/348 lb-ft). TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — For the first time since the mid-1960s, General Motors will use the Tripower name on an engine. But today’s Tripower setup — due in the next-generation Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups — means ...

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GM brings Cadillac back into the fold

DETROIT — What’s good for General Motors is good for Cadillac, and vice versa. That proposition will be put to the test as Cadillac transitions to a new leader — and a new style of leadership — following the ouster last week of Johan de Nysschen. Over his nearly four years as the brand’s global chief, de Nysschen’s impact was ...

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GM puts its data advantage to work for dealers

LAS VEGAS — New connectivity tools offered to General Motors dealerships showcase the disruptive potential of the company’s expansive data-collection and information-technology enterprise. The tools promise dealers the kinds of insights into their business operations that are typically the domain of dealership management system providers and other third-party vendors. They are intended to boost dealer profits and cement a more ...

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GM hot for EVs, but also hot for internal combustion

Over the next 18 months, GM plans to add two new all-electric vehicles based off lessons from the Chevrolet Bolt EV (pictured). DETROIT — General Motors is driving toward an emissions-free future. But it’s not giving up on gasoline-powered vehicles. Ken Kelzer, GM’s vice president of global vehicle components and subsystems, said governments around the world are determining how quickly ...

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GM to help dealers field emails

Bowsher: Always someone there LAS VEGAS — General Motors is offering a new service to assist dealers in responding to customer email inquiries 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Dealer Sales Email Lead Program, to be launched Monday, April 9, calls for employees of the GM Business Development Center’s chat solutions team to respond to sales leads ...

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Acer poised to retarget commercial market, says MENA GM

Acer certainly was busy last year, if its earnings report is anything to go by. The company this week reported for the full year of 2017 consolidated revenues of NT$237.28 billion, up 2% year-on-year (YoY). It also registered 380 technology patents last year, ranking among the top 5 companies in Taiwan in terms of new patents. The company also continues ...

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GM said to pilot peer-to-peer car sharing through its Maven brand

Automaker General Motors is said to be planning a new peer-to-peer car rental service, similar to existing offerings by Daimler-backed Turo and startup Getaround, to debut as early as this summer according to Bloomberg. The service will debut in a test pilot set to begin this summer, under GM’s Maven mobility sub-brand, per the report, and will allow GM car ...

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