A major expansion of GM’s engineering and software work at its Oshawa Tech Centre in Canada will focus on supporting the development of innovative new automotive systems and technologies. This includes autonomous vehicle software and controls development, active safety and vehicle dynamics technology, and infotainment and connected vehicle technology advancement.
GM will also expand its Canadian team to reach a total of around 1,000 experts over the next few years. This will bring the tech center beyond its maximum capacity. As a result, GM also plans to open a new Automotive Software Development Centre in Markham, Ontario.
Meanwhile GM will be investing US$10m in its Kapuskasing cold weather testing facility.
GM executive VP, global product development, purchasing and supply chain, Mark Reuss, said, “We selected Canada for this expansion because of its clear capacity for innovation, proven talent and strong ecosystem of great universities, startups and innovative suppliers. With this expansion, GM Canada will play an important role in our evolution toward vehicles that are connected, autonomous, shared and electric.”
June 16, 2016