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New mandate sets future course for GM, Canadian automotive industry: CME

Published by Brad Fougere on April 28, 2015

GM Canada president Steve Carlisle announced today that the company’s Canadian Engineering Centre has won the innovation mandate for the development of connected car, environmental and urban mobility technologies.

"CME applauds the new connected car mandate for GM in Oshawa. This next generation automotive technology is an example of the advanced manufacturing and innovation networks with our universities that will drive success for our sector in the future," said Jayson Myers, President & CEO of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters.

The company has announced the expansion of their engineering centre in Oshawa and the hiring of more than 100 software and controls engineers to support a new mandate related to “connected car” systems, environmental and urban mobility solutions. 

“Innovations in connected car and environmental technologies are key elements of how we’re developing great new vehicles with features that customers really want,” said Mark Reuss, executive vice president, global product development, purchasing and supply chain, General Motors.

“New technologies are rapidly transforming cars into smart vehicles with a greatly reduced environmental footprint,” Myers said.  “In fact, they are transforming the entire automotive industry around the world.

“This new innovation mandate will ensure that Canada continues to play a leading role in GM’s future – and will create significant spin-off benefits for technology research, development, engineering and design specialists across business sectors as well as in our universities.”

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