GM is Boldly Aiming for a World with Zero Crashes
GM Crash Test - Silverado

June 21, 2022

General Motors (GM) has a long history of automobile safety innovation. In the 1970’s they developed a fully functional airbag called “Air Cushion Restraint System.” And now GM (General Motors) has a bold vision for the future – a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.1

GM’s 3 pillars for a better world is certainly a future we can all get behind. DTS (Diversified Technical Systems) is a long-time supplier partner to GM. In fact, in 1998 when we introduced the TDAS PRO, GM bought over 10k channels, and they’ve been using our data acquisition equipment ever since. The data captured by DTS data acquisition systems (DAS) and sensors helps automobile manufacturers, like GM, design safer cars and systems.

GM recently introduced their safety brand, Periscope, a more holistic approach to vehicle safety, which includes a focus on engineering for safety through the human lens, including driver behaviors and the driving environment. GM is working on developing features and technologies that improve the safety of drivers, passengers, and those outside the vehicle (vulnerable road users). GM has recently developed “Super Cruise,” a driver assisted technology that helps detects when drivers aren’t paying enough attention to the road ahead and alerts them.

To help realize their goal of zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero congestion, GM has partnered with EvoVadis, a business that companies such as GM to gain detailed insights into the strengths and areas for improvement in particular areas.

Shilpan Amin, GM global vice president, writes:

GM is committed to social, environmental, and economic sustainability in both our own operations and throughout our supply base. Issues regarding sustainability impact us all and cannot be solved by one company or one nation. At GM, we are taking an “Everybody In” approach…so we can make significant advances in the most pivotal matters of our time.

Engineering rugged onboard DAQ for automotive data collection is a key component of DTS. Our systems are designed to support crash safety, sled testing, off road, and NVH vibration data acquisition collection. We also offer a variety of DAS in-dummy solutions and integration kids for the complete family of anthropomorphic test devices (ATDs) and pedestrian safety testing.

We applaud GM’s vision for a world with zero crashes!

Photo Credit: GM Chevrolet
Resources
1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T4xdyGLjWo

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