General Motors was joined by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier Kathleen Wynne on June 10 is Oshawa to announce a major expansion of its engineering and software work in Canada with focus on supporting the development of innovative new automotive systems and technologies for the future.
GM will expand its Canadian engineering base to reach a total of approximately 1,000 positions over the next few years.
The new GM Canada work will be focused in the areas of Autonomous Vehicle Software and Controls Development, Active Safety and Vehicle Dynamics Technology, Infotainment and Connected Vehicle Technology, all important areas for the development of new connected, autonomous and shared vehicles and mobility systems.
This will bring the Oshawa Tech Centre beyond its maximum capacity and as a result, GM will also soon open a new Automotive Software Development Centre in Markham.
Hiring for the new positions has commenced and more details will follow in the weeks ahead.
Additionally, GM will be investing $10 million in its Kapuskasing Cold Weather testing facility which is an important part of our engineering capability based in Canada where we conduct important testing for a wide range of new GM products and technologies.
Steve Carlisle, president and managing director, General Motors Canada, said, “A dynamic new innovation cluster is emerging here to support some of the most exciting work in our global industry.
“We look forward to working with Canada’s leaders and innovation partners to place Canada at the forefront of the key transportation technologies that are changing our world for the better.”
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