GM’s Cruise Debuts Autonomous Ride-Hailing [VIDEO]

  • Emma Sandler
  • August 11, 2017
Cruise, the self-driving startup owned by General Motors Co., just launched an autonomous ride-hailing startup for its employees in San Francisco. Last Updated: 11th August, 2017, 11:17 AM

Chinese Government May Allow Captives to Grow Deeper Partnerships

  • Emma Sandler
  • July 5, 2017
China may allow foreign automakers to acquire majority control over their Chinese joint ventures (JVs) within a couple of years, according to a government statement. Which leaves the question — which auto captive in a joint venture will lead the booming Chinese auto finance market? For the past 30 years, Chinese regulations require that foreign […]

How a Supreme Court Case Could Transform AV Ownership

  • Emma Sandler
  • June 30, 2017
The Supreme Court may be in temporary recess, but a recent decision, yielded on May 30 in a patent case, may have reverberating effects for years to come. The case, Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc., centered on a dispute about the exhaustion doctrine in patent law, in which the Court held that after the […]

GM Considers Using Dealerships for Its Own Fleet Management

  • Emma Sandler
  • June 29, 2017
During an “office hours” conference call for analysts and institutional investors earlier this week, Chuck Stevens, chief financial officer of General Motors, indicated that the OEM was looking into utilizing its dealership network as fleet managers for autonomous vehicle services. The discussion followed the recent announcement from Waymo that it was partnering with Avis Budget Group, when Stevens […]

How Lenders Are Preparing for an Autonomous Future

  • Natalie Mattila
  • June 15, 2017
In the past year, mobility has become a crucial innovation driver of the automotive industry, and auto finance — as a result — will experience an overhaul as the industry continues to be disrupted. One of the most notable transformations will stem from autonomous cars, which are increasingly signaling a subscription carshare future. Grayson Brulte, […]
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