General Motors Company, one of the world’s largest automakers, traces its roots back to 1908. With its global headquarters in Detroit, GM employs 209,000 people in every major region of the world and does business in more than 120 countries. GM and its strategic partners produce cars and trucks in 31 countries, and sell and service these vehicles through the following brands: Baojun, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Daewoo, Holden, Isuzu, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall, and Wuling. GM’s largest national market is China, followed by the United States, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Italy, Russia, Mexico, and Uzbekistan.
General Motors Research and Development:
This network includes working relationships with universities, government groups, suppliers and other strategic partners, significantly expanding GM’s technical capabilities and reach, and speeding technology development.
As the front end of GM innovation, R&D’s mission is to develop technologies that typically would be commercialized 2-10 years down the road. It works on a variety of automotive technologies, ranging from exploratory research in strategically important areas to innovation programs intended for production. Fully integrated into GM’s Global Product Operations, R&D also supports critical-path product development and engineering activities.
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