- Clever air bag. // Automotive Engineer;Apr2005, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p46
The article reports that engineers at General Motors Corp. (GM) have developed the world's first passenger-side frontal airbag that customizes restraint by developing in two different sizes and at two different pressures depending on seat position, safety belt usage and crash severity. GM said...
- Relative Safety. // Time;10/27/1961, Vol. 78 Issue 17, p62
The article reports on the issues regarding the imposition of a federal regulation of automobile safety design in the U.S. It states that General Motors Corp. President John F. Gordon grumbled that it is unrealistic to consider a foolproof and crashproof car and that automobile design can only...
- AUTO NEWS briefly. // Automotive News;8/6/2001, Vol. 75 Issue 5942, p22
Reports developments in automotive industry and trade in the United States as of August 2001. Discussion on collision repair initiatives by General Motors Chairman Jack Smith; Accessibility to purchase Saturn equipment parts through the OEConnection.com Web site; Development of a Web-based shop...
- GM Styling: From Malaise to Upbeat?. // Ward's Auto World;Apr2000, Vol. 36 Issue 4, p27
Focuses on the lack of design innovation in the automobiles from General Motors Corp. Remarks of General Motors President G. Richard Wagoner on automobile design; Retirement of the design chief of General Motors.
- GM to rely on 'architectures,' not platforms. Ciferri, Luca // Automotive News Europe;9/9/2002, Vol. 7 Issue 17, p21
Discusses the Epsilon global vehicle architecture which General Motors Corporation used starting 2001. Functions of global vehicle architectures; Number of body styles generated by Epsilon; Automobile models which will use the Epsilon architecture in Europe.
- Roof Goof. Corbett, Brian // Ward's Auto World;Oct2003, Vol. 39 Issue 10, p11
Deals with the modification done on the design of the roof of Cadillac XLR by General Motors Corp. prior to its shipment to dealers on September 8, 2003. Defect in the early version of the XLR; Number of units shipped on September 8, 2003; Price of the automobile.
- GM waits to capitalize on Fiat partnership. Weernink, Wim Oude // Automotive News Europe;3/11/2002, Vol. 7 Issue 5, p31
Describes the different platforms General Motors will adopt for its automobile production. Front-wheel-drive platform; Sigma platform; S platform; T platform.
- How to survive a car crash. Collins, Paul // New Scientist;2/21/2009, Vol. 201 Issue 2696, p44
This article presents information on the Survival Car, unveiled in 1957 and designed to protect its driver and passengers from crashes. It discusses the factors that make car crashes fatal to drivers and passengers. It mentions that the first fatal steam-car accident claimed the life of...
- GM Mulls Next-Gen Delta Base. // Ward's Auto World;May2005, Vol. 41 Issue 5, p8
Reports on the possible decision of General Motors Corp. regarding the development of its small car platform in 2005. Objective of the company's global approach to platform engineering; Regions wherein the small-car program will be engineered.