Today, General Motors Canada president and managing director, Steve Carlisle, toured the McMaster University campus in Hamilton, Ontario as part of the Company’s efforts to inspire and support innovation for the future of cars and transportation.
The visit is part of an ongoing effort to further collaborate with Canadian universities and research facilities to find the next greatest innovation for the automobile.
Carlisle said, “Today’s tour was an eye opener for me and was an exceptional opportunity to see some of the latest thinking in our industry. At GM Canada, we have an aggressive R&D agenda so our purpose today was to learn and explore areas where we might work together on strategic innovation partnerships.”
“McMaster University’s Faculty of Engineering has a long-standing history of innovative research in the automotive sector,” said Ishwar K. Puri, McMaster’s Dean of Engineering. “Our Faculty is committed to building the car of the future. We welcome this opportunity to broaden our students’ knowledge of future trends in the auto sector and to strengthen our research partnerships with General Motors.”
Carlisle also met with faculty and students who are participating in the EcoCar3 competition, featuring the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro. The goal of EcoCar is to reduce emissions and improve fuel economy without sacrificing what the Camaro stands for: performance and enthusiast driving.