GM’s Cruise Recalls Its Fleet of Driverless Robotaxis, Including Dallas Vehicles

by | Nov 9, 2023
Last month, Cruise began operating its driverless robotaxis on Dallas streets without a human in front, in a run-up to commercial launch. After pausing the process in late October, the company has now issued a voluntary software recall of its entire driverless fleet. The moves stem from an incident in San Francisco on October 2 and the company's response to it.
Future SUVs: GM To Invest Over $500M in Arlington Assembly Plant
by | Jun 9, 2023
General Motors said the investment will enable it to strengthen its industry-leading full-size SUV business. Since 2013, GM has announced nearly $2 billion in investments for its Arlington Assembly plant. See why the company is committed to offering internal combustion engine vehicles for years to come—despite its plan to spend $35 billion on electric and autonomous vehicle development by 2025.
Cruise Robotaxis Are Coming to Dallas as Part of Texas Expansion
by | May 11, 2023
Earlier this month, we told you that San Francisco-based Cruise may be expanding its robotaxi ridehailing service to Dallas. Now Co-Founder and CEO Kyle Vogt has tweeted that Cruise "will go live in Houston and Dallas in the next few months. Supervised autonomous driving will start in Houston in a few days, with Dallas to follow soon after." Here's how you can get on the waitlist.
Cruise Is Operating Robotaxis 24/7 in San Francisco—and Dallas Might Be Its Next Stop
by | May 1, 2023
If you haven't seen Martin Scorcese's 1976 film "Taxi Driver," better catch it soon. A robotaxi service in San Francisco may one day make real-live taxi drivers obsolete—and the next showing of this phenomenon just might happen in Dallas. Cruise, a self-driving car startup that launched in 2013 and was acquired by General Motors in 2016, says it began offering "fully driverless service" in its robotaxis to public riders in San Francisco last January. According to IoT News, Cruise may have its eyes on Dallas for its next robotaxi service location.

GM’s Arlington Assembly Plant Sets 70-Year Record with Production of 34,000 SUVs in March

by | Apr 10, 2023
The record of 34,000 vehicles was achieved with three shifts working 27 days, the company said. The final number broke the previous monthly record set in March 2022. "Our celebration of this milestone is not just about the number, it's about the people who build consistent quality into every SUV that we produce," said the plant's executive director, John Urbanic.
GM Is Investing $55M in a ‘State-of-the-Art’ Renovation of Its Arlington Assembly Plant
by | Oct 5, 2021
The Arlington Assembly plant has 5,677 employees and has produced more than 12 million vehicles since it opened in 1954. The new investment follows a $1.4 billion, 1.6 million-square-foot expansion at the plant that began in 2015.
Connected Driving: General Motors, AT&T to Equip Future Vehicles With 5G
by | Aug 19, 2021
AT&T and GM want to set the benchmark for automotive connectivity by bringing 5G connectivity to select model year 2024 vehicles.
Hypergiant Industries Brings on Former IBM General Manager Mohammed Farooq as Global CTO
by | Sep 22, 2020
Farooq will also join the Board of Directors and be the GM of Products at the Texas-based startup. The move is expected to set Hypergiant up for accelerated growth.
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Texas Tops Nation in Wind Power, and Capacity Still Rising

by | Feb 10, 2017
Texas has more than 20,000 megawatts of wind power capacity, nearly one-fourth of the total capacity in the country.
Chevrolet Vehicle Owners Upping Data Usage, Carmaker Says
by | Feb 3, 2017
Chevrolet vehicle owners used 4.2 million gigabytes of data in 2016, that's 200 percent more than in 2015.
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GM Adds New Robots to Assembly Plant in Arlington
by | Jan 11, 2017
The plant debuted new robotic carts that follow a predetermined path to deliver parts to the line.
GM to go Green with Wind Energy in DFW
by | Nov 21, 2016
General Motors is reducing it's carbon footprint by harnessing wind energy for use in DFW locations.