General Motors Articles
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.