General Motors (GM) is turning to technology to redefine the automotive industry, including sending vehicles to market faster and maintaining higher quality services for the company’s customers.
“We’re leveraging technology to create products that redefine how people and goods are moved, including 30 new electric vehicles over the next three years,” a GM spokesperson said in a recent video testimonial.
To help power that effort, GM has armed itself with nearly 350,000 high-performance Dell Technologies computing cores. Those are allowing GM to process large volumes of data to bring vehicles to market faster, which leads to better economic outcomes for the company, and ensures higher quality service for GM customers.
On the speed front, GM has drastically reduced the time it takes to launch new vehicles – from prior windows of up to several years to as little as 20 months in some cases now. GM also augmented clay models and paper sketchpads through virtual designs that can be reviewed globally.
The company is also harnessing artificial intelligence and machine learning – enabled by Dell’s high-performance computing power – to accelerate advanced driver assistance technologies.
GM also has implemented a “high-performance computing environment” that operates “around the clock with a 95 percent usage rate,” and aids GM teams in efficiently simulating “tests that validate safety, aerodynamics, fluid dynamics, braking, regeneration of LTN batteries, and more.”
In the turn to more intensive technology use, GM also has made significant improvements to its manufacturing process – including improving stamping and production of sheet metal and body parts, developing lightweight aluminum alloys, and achieving quality improvements across the board.
“Simply put, technology is forever changing the way GM operates and will be a key part of how we will double our revenues by 2030,” the GM spokesperson said. “At General Motors, technology is our future. Guided by a vision of zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero congestion.”