GM Effectively Names Canada its Global Homeroom for Advanced Vehicle Software Dev.

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    GM Effectively Names Canada its Global Homeroom for Advanced Vehicle Software Dev.



    General Motors Canada announced today, along with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, it will bolster engineering and software development efforts in Canada with a 700 job strong hiring initiative.

    The work in question will focus on autonomous driving software and controls, connected vehicle tech, active safety and vehicle dynamics technology.

    In addition GM Executive Vice President, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain, Mark Reuss announced a new Automotive Software Development Centre in Markham, Ontario, as the Oshawa Tech Centre is already bursting at the seams with people.

    Today’s announcement shouldn’t be viewed as a General Motors initiative with the support of the Canadian and Ontario governments–but a push by the Liberals to make Canada “the most inviting jurisdiction on the planet for transformative innovation,” starting with General Motors.

    Canada is a hotbed of tech research and development—Silicon Valley is coming up here and plucking talented people, the University of Waterloo is one of the top STEM universities in North America, and Canada has already played host to the incubation of numerous technologies found on the Chevy Bolt.

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    Re: GM Effectively Names Canada its Global Homeroom for Advanced Vehicle Development

    Well, one ofthe biggest challenges for self driving cars is getting them to function properly in the snow...so they can test them in non-snowy conditinos 8-9 months per year and get a good 3 months with snow on the road.

    Metro Toronto gets about 45 inches of snow a year (on average, some years more). But it is less than 2 hours to Barrie to the north, where they usually get double what Toronto does. Lets see if that is where there research leads.

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    Re: GM Effectively Names Canada its Global Homeroom for Advanced Vehicle Development

    "In choosing Canada to be the home base for its Global Centre for Advanced Vehicle Software development, GM is affirming the skills, the ingenuity and the immense potential of Canada's workers." - Justin Trudeau

    The guys over at TTAC are upset I insinuated it's taking over from Warren, I'm not, that's what the PM said- and Canada is leading the charge on software
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    I guess nobody told them about SoHo?
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    And GM "effectively" named GMH its global home room for RWD. How's that working out? For GM AND GMH.

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    Re: GM Effectively Names Canada its Global Homeroom for Advanced Vehicle Software Dev

    I'm sure subsidies and tax breaks were involved to get these jobs.

    At the end of the day - it does nothing to save the 2500 jobs in Oshawa and the production and spinoffs that go with it. GM needs to commit to Oshawa the way taxpayers committed GM with a 2009 bailout.

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