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General Motors Recalls 4.3 Million Vehicles Over A Software Bug

General Motors is recalling nearly 4.3 million vehicles worldwide after discovering a software defect that prevents air bags from deploying during a crash. The software bug may also prevent the seat belts from locking properly. The flaw has already been linked to one death and three injuries.

Learn How A Car's Differential Works

How does your car go around corners without screeching tyres? That’s the magic of the differential, a seemingly complex meshing of various gears and splines that delivers separate power to each driven wheel. This pre-World War II video produced by General Motors is actually an incredibly straightforward and informative look at what goes on underneath your car to make it move.

The Number Of GMOs Worldwide Just Dropped For The First Time In Two Decades

For the past two decades, the number of genetically-modified crops has been steadily skyrocketing around the globe. Until 2015, when the number saw its first recorded drop. What’s going on?

GM Just Spent $1.3 Billion Buying A Self-Driving Car Startup Called Cruise

Over the weekend, General Motors went on a bit of a spending spree: as part of the growing suite of self-driving car companies that it has purchased, GM can now call San Francisco-based Cruise Automation its own. The two-year-old startup cost GM — one of the world’s oldest, largest, and most storied automotive brands — a cool US$1 billion.

GM Just Spent A Buttload Of Money On A Driverless Car Start-Up

In yet another sign that driverless cars are just over the horizon, General Motors announced today that the company is buying Cruise Automation — a Silicon Valley start-up that’s developing autonomous vehicle technology. According to Fortune, the deal cost GM over $US1 billion in cash and stocks.

Yes, This Lime Is Red On The Inside

Do not adjust your monitor: this lime is weirdly red on the inside. In fact, the fruit is genetically engineered to create proteins that provide the colour, as well as potentially making the lime healthier.

Car Companies Know The Future Is About Efficiency

The overriding sense you get from this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, wandering the north hall where all the US’ major car manufacturers show off their latest cars and what they see as the next five or ten years in personal transportation, is that big, fuel-guzzling vehicles are on their way out. Concept cars are always sleek, but these are sleek and friendly and don’t kill the planet at the same time.

GM Just Bet Half A Billion Dollars On Building Self-Driving Cars With Lyft

Detroit is more than a little worried about the tech-centric future of automobiles, namely the ones that drive themselves. So it’s no surprise that GM is investing $US500 million in Lyft to build a network of autonomous cars. Why not just buy the whole company?!

US FDA Approves Salmon The First GM Animal Safe To Eat, Doesn't Require Labels

After decades of indecision, the US Food and Drug Administration has finally approved its first genetically modified animal as safe to eat. Welcome a fast-growing GM Atlantic Salmon to your plate.

Apple CarPlay Review: Siri's A Boring But Useful Travel Pal

The first time I saw CarPlay in action, I couldn’t believe it. You could plug your iPhone into the infotainment system and then get iOS on your dashboard?! It seemed like Apple finally found a way to turn an automobile into a rolling computer like Knight Rider.

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