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An upcoming decision looms large for General Motors Company on whether it will be forced to recall up to 4.3 million vehicles due to Takata airbag inflators deemed unsafe in May 2016 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). NHTSA recalled all frontal Takata airbags that do not use a drying agent after studies linked the lack of such desiccant to propellant degradation which over time can eventually cause ruptures during normal deployment which could cause serious injury or death.

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) announced recently that they will be offering rewards up to $1,500 to ethical hackers who can find data security weaknesses in their vehicles and report them to the company. This news comes exactly one year after a Jeep Cherokee was turned off remotely by two hackers in conjunction with a reporter from Wired.com. You can read that full story here. That hack led to the recall of 1.4 million vehicles by FCA. Since then, automakers across the board have increased efforts to fix potential hacking issues with vehicles equipped with high-speed Internet connections.

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Volkswagen AG is investing $300 million in the ride-hailing application Gett which looks to expand its current operations in Europe and New York City. Currently operating in over 60 cities worldwide with a primary focus in Europe, Gett competes directly with other ride-hailing apps such as Uber and Lyft which have greater prominence in the North American market. Gett is currently only available in New York City on the North American continent.

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Mileage Mix-up

by Derek Kubik on May 26, 2016

Ever since the Volkswagen emissions scandal there has been increased scrutiny of vehicle mileage and emissions. So whether it’s by mistake or intentional, it’s no surprise to hear that more vehicle manufacturers are having mileage woes.

Recently GM and Mitsubishi have joined VW in misrepresented mileage figures, however their backstories to their current position are quite different. With the former apparently being a mistake and the latter being a low tech means of cheating tests.

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GM’s New Car-sharing Service

by Admin on January 29, 2016

General Motors Co.  recently announced it will be offering a car-sharing service launching as “Maven” in the United States and Germany. Automakers are increasingly aware that more and more consumers are desiring to use or borrow a vehicle without purchasing or leasing one. GM will be one of a number of automakers including Ford and Nissan who have entered the car-sharing service market.

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