GM Earnings This Week to Shed Light on Big Investments – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2016

Nearly a decade ago, General Motors Co. engineers and Carnegie Mellon University researchers shuttled between Detroit and Pittsburgh working on a moonshot project: developing cars that could drive themselves.

The research put GM in the driver’s seat on the nascent technology, but the executive churn that resulted from its financial struggles led to a reordering of priorities. As Silicon Valley started real-world testing of autonomous…

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