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6th November 2018
General Motors is building an eBike and wants you to name it!

Since committing to an all-electric future, General Motors is developing revolutionary, flexible electrification technologies that will enable our team to dream beyond the traditional vehicle and give our customers the freedom of movement that they seek. Today the General Motors team brought one of those dreams to life when it revealed two innovative, integrated and connected eBikes – one folding and one compact – without a brand.

Aerospace & Defence
7th July 2016
Space robot partnership brings 'Power' glove to life

Robotic glove technology developed out of a partnership between General Motors and NASA for use on the International Space Station is being brought to life in health care, manufacturing and other applications through a licensing agreement between GM and Bioservo Technologies AB, a Swedish medical technology company.

5th September 2013
GM’s Tonawanda Plant Retooled for High-Tech Engines

Some of General Motors’ advanced manufacturing techniques to produce the all-new, Gen 5 Small Block engine family are microscopic, but they have a huge impact on the 75-year-oldTonawanda Engine Plant, where about 1,500 jobs have been created and retained since 2009.

6th August 2013
GM Invests $167 Million in Spring Hill for New Vehicles

General Motors today increased to $350 million planned spending for new vehicles to be produced at its Spring Hill assembly plant. The new investment adds $167 million to a previously announced $183 million pledge and is expected to create or retain about 1,800 jobs.

17th July 2013
Cadillac ELR First to Feature All-LED Exterior Lighting

When the all-new Cadillac ELR extended range luxury coupe arrives in dealerships this winter, all major exterior lighting groups will consist of LEDs.

11th July 2013
OnStar Teams Up with TimberRock for EV Solar Charging

OnStar announced today a project with TimberRock Energy Solutions, Inc. that uses aggregation software and solar charging canopies with integrated storage to manage the flow of solar power to benefit the electric grid. It will be the first “real-world” use of OnStar’s Smart Grid solutions.

9th July 2013
Lordstown Complex Goes All LED, Reduces CO2 Emissions

General Motors Lordstown assembly and stamping complex, where the Chevrolet Cruze is built, is switching to LED lighting with a built-in, fully integrated wireless control system, GM’s largest such conversion in North America.

11th June 2013
GM, BMW Complete Testing on DC Fast Charge Station Use

Following several days of joint testing, General Motors and BMW AG engineers are confident that DC “Combo” Fast Charge stations from several suppliers will consistently allow an electric vehicle to take on an 80 percent charge in about 20 minutes.

4th June 2013
2013 Encore Receives IIHS, NHTSA Safety Accolades

The 2013 Encore luxury small crossover brings a smaller footprint and high efficiency to the Buick showroom, but the brand’s newest model maintains the commitment to safety, joining all other current Buicks as an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety 2013 Top Safety Pick. The Encore with all-wheel drive also received a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.

21st May 2013
GM Joins Center for Automotive Research at Stanford

General Motors is joining the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford University, its latest effort to mine the best and brightest ideas and recruit top students studying toward careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

13th March 2013
Front Center Air Bag Helps Enclave Achieve Five-Star Safety

The 2013 Buick Enclave, equipped with a standard front center air bag, has received the highest possible five-star overall vehicle score for safety as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program.

25th February 2013
GM Announces Widest Deployment of 4G LTE Services in Vehicles

General Motors today announced a broad global strategy to deliver a new generation of connected cars and trucks with embedded 4G LTE mobile broadband, the largest deployment in the automotive industry to date.

27th November 2012
GM Accelerates Electric Vehicle Development in China

General Motors is accelerating the development of electrified vehicles in China, the company’s senior technology leader said today.

15th November 2012
GM Plans 500,000 Vehicles with Electrification by 2017

General Motors will have up to 500,000 vehicles on the road with some form of electrification by 2017 with a focus on plug-in technology, the company’s top product development executive said Wednesday.

Test & Measurement
10th September 2012
Buick Ambient Lighting Warms Cabins with Cool Tech

Ambient interior lighting, which uses discreet LED light guides to accent interior design cues and set a mood in a vehicle’s cabin, is increasingly popular. Buick has been a trend-setter in this space since the LaCrosse luxury sedan introduced the technology to its segment in 2009.

23rd August 2012
GM Connected Vehicle Development Enters Critical Phase

General Motors will help drive a critical phase of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications technology development by providing eight specially equipped vehicles for a year of real-world testing.

26th July 2012
GM Developing Wireless Pedestrian Detection Technology

General Motors researchers are developing a promising driver assistance feature potentially capable of detecting pedestrians and bicyclists on congested streets or in poor visibility conditions before the driver notices them.

23rd April 2012
GM Shows Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 Mobility Concept Vehicle

General Motors showed the company’s vision of the Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 concept at Auto China 2012. It is an evolved design of the company’s revolutionary mobility concept revealed at World Expo 2010 Shanghai.

23rd April 2012
Spring Hill Changes the Lights to Cut Energy

General Motors’ Spring Hill Manufacturing complex expects to save nearly $800,000 annually by upgrading to high-efficiency lighting in its general assembly and new engine plants, both of which begin production later this year.

27th March 2012
Spring Hill Produces 3-Millionth Ecotec Engine

Investments of $55 million to meet consumer demand for more fuel-efficient engines helped General Motors Spring Hill powertrain plant produce its 3-millionth Ecotec engine this week, just 2½ years after the 2 millionth engine was assembled.

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