Porsche 918 Spyder automobile on show at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. Photograph: Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg

in Detroit When they turn up the bright lights and loud music at Detroit’s Cobo Center, for the city’s annual motor show, it can seem a world awa(...)

The front grill of a 2013 Cadillac SRX Crossover. The 2017 Cadillac model will feature “Super Cruise” technology that takes control of steering, acceleration and braking at highway speeds of 70 miles per hour or in stop-and-go congested traffic. Photograph: Allison Joyce/Reuters

General Motors, the largest US automaker, will introduce a Cadillac model in two years that can travel on the highway without the driver holding the s(...)

Protesters on Capitol Hill with photographs of relatives who died in crashes allegedly linked to the faulty switches. Photograph: Gabriella Demczuk/New York Times

General Motors’ chief executive, Mary Barra, will have to face a congressional inquiry into how the Detroit carmaker failed to recall models in which (...)

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German’s Angela Merkel claims accolade for fourth year in a row: Photograph: Christoph Schmidt/EPA

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A group of Chevrolet Camaro cars for sale at a car dealership in Los Angeles. General Motors Co CEO Mary Barra on Tuesday called her company’s slow response to at least 13 deaths linked to faulty ignition switches “unacceptable”. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

General Motors said it has submitted most of the answers that US safety regulators sought from the carmaker about a defective ignition switch l(...)

General Motors’ chief Mary Barra: “Out of an abundance of caution, we are recalling the rest of the model years”

Pressure is mounting on General Motors’ new boss, Mary Barra, as the American giant adds yet more vehicles to a controversial global recall. GM(...)

Mary Barra,  chief executive of General Motors  is scheduled to testify at a US congressional hearing  into why GM took more than a decade to recall vehicles linked with a  dozen deaths. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Toyota’s claim to be the “best-built cars in the world” was severely dented in 2010 when it recalled millions of vehicles over uncontrolled acc(...)

Everyone has commented on how smart the new leader of General Motors, Mary Barra,  is and admired her delightful plain talk in saying “no more crappy cars”. But no one has yet praised her hair. Photograph: Earl Wilson/The New York Times

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