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The company that has been repeatedly castigated for its lack of foresight and originality is now asking: ” Whadda YOU got?”. The Lab is a new GM initiative in which it’s opening its design studios up and allowing members of the public to provide insight and criticism on upcoming designs and technologies. Whether out of desperation or game-changing ingenuity, the Lab will be an interesting glimpse at automotive design that is usually kept top secret until launch time. The first two projects up for discussion on The Lab are the “Bare Necessity Car” and “Bare Necessity Truck”, which would appear to be a move toward more efficient, practical vehicles that people actually want to buy. Just last week, GM began selling cars on eBay–so even though it took a $50 billion lifeline to get there, GM is finally brainstorming creative critical solutions for the future automotive market. [via NY Times]