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Weekly Recap For 3.11.16

Adam Morath reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute.
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[00:00:00] FCA previews its Easter Jeep concepts ahead of the 50th Moab Safari, and GM acquires driverless tech start-up, Cruise Automation.

It's a rite of spring for Jeep to preview its off-road concepts ahead of the Easter Jeep Safari, and 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the event. Most notable was the Jeep Wrangler Trailcat sporting a supercharged Hemi V8. Take a listen.

[00:00:30] [Video of Jeep Wrangler Trailcat Revving Engine]

Also of note were the various concepts sporting a pickup bed, including the Crew Chief 715, the FC 150, and the Renegade based Jeep Comanche. There were seven concepts in all.

General Motors announced its intention to buy San Francisco-based Cruise Automation. Once focused on after-market autonomous add-ons, Cruise is now tapped to bolster GM's software development capabilities.

[00:01:00] GM's Mark Reuss said, "Cruise provides our company with a unique technology advantage that is unmatched in our industry." The deal is expected to close in Q2.

And those are the highlights from the week that was. Filling in for Greg Migliore I'm Adam Morath, thanks for watching.

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