The UAW pushed back the deadline for its proposed contract with GM until Nov. 20 to work out an agreement for skilled trades workers. Ford employees continue to vote on their deal, but it looks likely to pass.
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Here's what happened at the 2015 World Solar Challenge. Iron pyrite nanoparticles improve battery performance. The army will test a fuel cell vehicle from GM. Two Ryder stations are switching to biomethane.
Ford and the UAW have a tentative agreement that could go to union members for a vote soon. The proposed contract reportedly includes $9 billion in new US investments from the Blue Oval. The union also continues to finish its deal with GM.
Chevrolet has a trio of Silverado concepts for the 2015 SEMA Show. Two of them offer very different takes of the truck in camouflage, and the other comes from Kid Rock imagining a working-class custom pickup.
By combining data from the OBD-II port and vehicle relays, the Kickstarter for the Voyo claims to give drivers access to useful automotive features right from their smartphone. In addition to reams of useful data and the ability to control the locks, some models can even get a form of stop/start.
GM is recalling 1.4 million older vehicles with its 3.8-liter V6 because oil can leak and cause a fire. The company has had campaigns for this issue before, and there are 1,345 reports of blazes in vehicles that had already been repaired.