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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.

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