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GM aims to cut billons as it eyes driverless vehicle service

Feb 6, 2018
General Motors reports fourth-quarter earnings before the market opens today. Analysts are expecting an earnings increase for the big carmaker, which retook the lead from Tesla in market valuation last year. GM stock rallied 20 percent in 2017 as the company unveiled bold plans for driverless taxis. Click the above audio player to hear the […]

Five reasons for a self-driving car slowdown

Jan 30, 2018
The self-driving car revolution might take longer than expected. Maybe that's fine.
A Smart Vision EQ Fortwo autonomous electric concept car stands on display at the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show on Sept. 12, 2017 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
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Artificial demand is driving the electric vehicle market in China

Jan 10, 2018
The cars are roughly the same price of regular autos, but not everyone can drive one.
A man walks past electric cars and tricycles on a sidewalk in Beijing in 2017.
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Didn't pick up your rental car? No problem.

May 15, 2017
Why is it that rental car companies don't penalize customers for flaking at the last minute?
“Some rental car companies have been afraid to charge for no-shows with the fear that their competitors won’t and it would be used as a marketing campaign against them,” said John Healy, who follows the car rental industry for Northcoast Research.
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