In the recently-held 37th FISITA World Automotive Congress, the global automotive technology capability of General Motors Technical Center India (GMTC-I) unveiled a locally- built prototype electric vehicle (REEV), designed exclusively for the national REEV student competition. Unveiling the vehicle, General Motors Vice President of global propulsion systems, Dan Nicholson, said, “The world-class engineering capability we have at GMTC-I in Bengaluru is playing a significant role in GM delivering its commitment to create a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.”
As a part of GM’s global engineering operations, GMTC-I offers India’s leading designers and engineers the opportunity to work on cutting-edge global technology projects, and the potential for global careers, he said. As Mary Barra, CEO of GM, has said, “We are seeing more change in the automotive industry in these five years, than we have seen in the last 50.” “I believe that designers and engineers will be at the forefront of this change,” Nicholson said.
Brian McMurray, GMTC-I, Vice President of Engineering and Operations, said the intellectual horsepower of GM’s designers and engineers in India was further demonstrated when FISITA accepted the team’s 71 technical papers covering various innovation areas. “GMTC-I plays an important role in GM’s global core business: designing and engineering world-class vehicles that inspire the passion for safer tomorrow,” he said.