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Renting Out Your GM Car

General Motors has developed a peer-to-peer car-sharing platform for owners of its cars. The program will allow owners of GM cars and trucks to rent out their vehicles when they are not using them. This is an expansion of GM’s existing car-sharing service. For now, the new program is being tested in limited locations in the upper Midwest. Other companies are already in the peer-to-peer...

Daimler Will Start Testing an Uber-Like Service Using Self-Driving Cars in 2019

Daimler will launch an autonomous ride-hailing service in California during the second half of 2019, the company announced. The automaker will partner with the auto manufacturer Bosch for the project and use self-driving technology from Nvidia. The service will operate in Silicon Valley on pre-selected routes, but Daimler did not announce which city it will use. The ride-hailing...

US Auto Sales Increase in June

US auto sales likely ticked upward slightly in June, compared with a year earlier, as the industry got off to a better-than-expected start for the first half of the year. With a strong job market and bustling housing market fueling consumer confidence, consumers bought about 2.1% more vehicles for the month than a year earlier, according to Cox Automotive analysts.

Jaguar Land Rover Tests Smart Cars That “Talk” to Each Other

Conversations focusing on autonomous cars unsurprisingly discuss how these cars will communicate with each other and how they will navigate the roads ahead of them. Jaguar Land Rover is testing a fleet of smart and connected vehicles to prepare for self-driving cars in the UK. The trials are part of the more than $9 million UK Cite Project that is creating the UK’s first fully...