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General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter - November 2016

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Energy-Efficient Operations Save GM $73M in 2016
Global efforts to increase energy efficiency play a significant part in GM’s goal of meeting the electricity needs of its worldwide operations with 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. Sixteen GM facilities recently earned ENERGY STAR recognition for continued efforts to increase energy efficiency.
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OnStar Donates $400,000 to First Responders

OnStar recognizes emergency responders in the U.S. with donations of $20,000 each to 20 deserving recipients
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DETROIT, October 7, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Today OnStar celebrates its 20th anniversary by giving $20,000 each to 20 public safety personnel who experienced serious physical injury or hardship that impacted their ability to perform their jobs.

Sustainability Report Outlines GM’s Efforts to Strengthen Business, Communities through Mobility

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“The GM team is looking to lead the transformation of personal mobility and will continue to deliver on our commitment to responsible manufacturing,” said GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra in the company’s just-released Sustainability Report.

The 2015 Sustainability Report, Accelerating Ahead, uncovers how GM is sustainably moving the world through connectivity, car-sharing, alternative propulsion and autonomous vehicles.

Here are some highlights:

GM on Fast Track to Redefine Mobility with Lyft, Maven & Self-Driving Cars

By Peter Kosak
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There’s never been a more exciting time to work in the automotive industry.

The GM team looks at this massive change happening and sees an opportunity to be a disruptor. A decade ago, automotive innovation and technology were centered inside the car and under the hood. Now that focus is drawn outward and beyond through connectivity.

Connectivity is the ether that everything is in, driven by smartphones as the personal computer in your pocket. It’s dramatically impacted everything…it’s pervasive. 

General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter - February 2016

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GM Launches Personal Mobility Brand: Maven

General Motors announced its next step in redefining personal mobility with a new car-sharing service called Maven, which combines and expands the company’s multiple programs under one single brand.

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GM Launches Personal Mobility Brand: Maven

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DETROIT, January 21, 2016 /3BL Media/ — General Motors announced today its next step in redefining personal mobility with a new car-sharing service called Maven, which combines and expands the company’s multiple programs under one single brand.

Maven’s mission is to give customers access to highly personalized, on-demand mobility services. The global Maven team includes more than 40 dedicated employees from the connected car technology industry as well as ride- and car-sharing professionals from Google, Zipcar and Sidecar.

GM Exploring Mobileye Advanced Mapping With OnStar Data

Road Experience Management targets accuracy to enable fully autonomous driving
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DETROIT, January 6, 2016 /3BL Media/ – General Motors is exploring a new mapping technology from Mobileye that could use crowd-sourced real-time data collected by OnStar for precise localization and high-definition lane data that supports fully autonomous driving.

GM is Mobileye’s largest customer and is engaged with Mobileye Road Experience Management (REM) to create a continuously updated road map. Mobileye’s existing EyeQ processing platforms extract landmarks and roadway information at extremely low bandwidth of about 10kb per kilometer.

The (R)evolution of the Car Company

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Given the rise of alternative powertrains, autonomous and connected technologies, and various car-sharing models, General Motors Urban Mobility Executive Director Peter Kosak recently relayed how the company is reinventing itself and transforming its business model.

4 Steps to Becoming an ENERGY STAR

Here are four steps to reducing home energy use that will put you on the fast track to energy stardom.
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GM has yet again earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s highest corporate recognition – the 2015 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year award for Sustained Excellence. The recognition is the result of our continued efforts to protect the environment through superior energy efficiency practices.

Although we operate on a large industrial scale, many of our energy-saving strategies apply to business and homeowners alike. In honor of our fourth consecutive year as an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, here are four steps to put you on the fast track to energy stardom.

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