General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter - July 2016

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General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter - July 2016

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 1:35pm

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GREENER VEHICLES

What’s Driving Electric Cars into the Mainstream? Plenty
Many electric vehicle owners love their ride, considering it their dream car. They enthusiastically share tips on, say, how to drive more electric miles. They gush that these vehicles offer a quiet ride and zippy torque that makes them feel like luxury automobiles – without the premium gas prices.
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In Shaping the Future of Mobility, Convenience, Reliability Still Key
General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra has said the automotive industry will change more in the next five years than it has in the last 50. Here’s some proof just from our operations.
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GM and U.S. Navy Collaborating on Fuel Cell-Powered Underwater Unmanned Vehicles
General Motors, the Office of Naval Research and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory are cooperating to incorporate automotive hydrogen fuel cell systems into the next generation of Navy unmanned undersea vehicles, or UUVs.
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Self-Driving Cars Pave the Way for Greater Road Safety
Public ambivalence over self-driving cars remains fairly high. But positive test runs, new car models with autonomous features, and partnerships between auto manufacturers and technology companies are helping the public to associate self-driving cars with increased safety.
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GM Dominates the Top 10 in Study of Most American-Made Vehicles
For the fourth consecutive year, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles are the leaders of the Made in America Automotive Index produced by American University’s Kogod School of Business. The Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia together tied for No. 1, while 17 other General Motors vehicles ranked in the Top 10.
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The First Electric Car for the Masses: Mary Barra Talks Bolt EV and the Future of Sustainability
GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra sits down with WIRED executive editor Scott Dadich to discuss the Chevrolet Bolt EV, autonomous cars and the future of personal mobility during the 2016 WIRED Business Conference.
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RESOURCE PRESERVATION

GM Earns Keystone Leadership Award for its Partnership with the Wildlife Habitat Council  
General Motors earned a Keystone Leadership Award for its efforts to expand wildlife habitats, support pollinator health and enhance biodiversity at manufacturing locations around the world. The award honors exemplary leaders who embody Keystone’s belief that lasting results are crafted by considering diverse perspectives and building consensus.
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WASTE REDUCTION

GM Battery Reuse Earns an Environmental Leader Top Project of the Year Award
GM won an Environmental Leader Top Project of the Year Award for our Chevrolet Volt battery secondary reuse project that’s helping keep the lights on at our LEED-Gold Enterprise Data Center office in Milford, Michigan.
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Driving a Global Movement to Zero Waste
It’s an exciting time to be working in the automotive industry. GM is restructuring its portfolio to maximize vehicle efficiencies, electrifying vehicles, and providing connectivity solutions that promote sustainability. All of this transformation includes our operations and how we make our products. We are committed to responsible manufacturing that conserves our industry’s vital resources.
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SAFETY

GMC Leads Industry with New Rear Seat Reminder
Life moves fast. There are a million things on everyone’s mind, and sometimes even the most organized among us need a little help remembering everything. The all-new 2017 GMC Acadia is helping to address this issue with the Rear Seat Reminder, a new, industry-first feature designed to remind drivers to check the back seat as they exit their vehicle under certain circumstances.
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Stay Safe on the Road This Summer
It's hard to believe summer is here! Kids are out of school, students are home from college and vacations are in full swing. This time of year is all about spending time with family and friends, taking trips and attending parties. Here are seven risky behaviors and seven tips to stay safe in cars.
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DIVERSITY

GM Expands Career Re-Entry Internship Program
Following a successful pilot within the engineering organization, General Motors announced the expansion of its popular 12-week career re-entry internship this fall. Paid internships will begin in mid-September and will be available in GM’s information technology, manufacturing and engineering functions.
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