GM Canada hiring 100 engineers to support “connected car” development

Tuesday April 28, 2015
Written by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Apr. 28, 2015 - Steve Carlisle, GM Canada president and managing director, announced plans today for GM’s Canadian Engineering Centre to grow into an innovation hub for the “connected car” and green technologies.   

The Oshawa, Ont.-based centre is now hiring for the addition of more than 100 software and controls engineers to support a new mandate related to “connected car” systems, environmental and urban mobility solutions.

“We are making this investment because we see an opportunity to take advantage of a wealth of talent in mobile technologies, software and advanced automotive engineering available in Canada’s leading universities and other partner organizations,” said Carlisle. “Canada has the bench strength and, to borrow a famous hockey analogy, this is where the puck is going.”

Work at the Engineering Centre and its cold-weather testing facility in Kapuskasing, Ont., will strive to make the automobile more connected and environmentally sustainable.  These activities include the development of new software and active controls that allow customers to take advantage of high-speed data links between automobiles and mobile networks.

Jayson Myers, president and CEO of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) said, “Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters applauds the new connected car mandate for GM in Oshawa. This next generation automotive technology is an example of the advanced manufacturing and innovation networks with our universities that will drive success for our sector in the future.”

“I welcome GM Canada’s new connected car mandate and hiring in Oshawa. This next stage of advanced automotive engineering and manufacturing is just the kind of high value added work Canada needs if we are to ensure we remain competitive for the future,” added Perrin Beatty, president and CEO of Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

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