GMnext is an interactive dialogue-based Web site designed for anyone interested in design, the environment, advanced technologies and just cars in general. This channel will take you behind the scenes at GM to meet the people working on next-generation vehicles and technologies. Check out GMnext.com to see more and join the conversation.
On September 16, GM is beginning its second century with GMnext Day – a series of events focused on the future of transportation. Learn more about what’s planned as GM officially turns 100.
Join Saab-enthusiast and GMnext correspondent “Race Master Ryan” as he explores the 2008 Saab Owners Convention. Check out the exclusive behind the scenes footage of these high-performance rides.
Over the past decade, this luxury brand has undergone a complete renaissance and it’s not over yet. GMnext takes you behind the scenes with Clay Dean and John Howell, two of Cadillac’s leaders responsible for cultivating the brand.
The designers of the Opel Meriva Concept worked to accommodate those in the backseat. They also explain how the car's design and features came together.
It was a global effort to bring the Buick Invicta to life. In this Studio Story, the designers explain how they shaped the vehicle using GM's Global Collaboration Center, which allowed them to work with colleagues from around the world.
Meet the team that worked on the Buick Invicta and learned how they worked with their colleagues around the world to make the car a reality.
During the 1950’s, GM’s Motorama car show traveled around the U.S. displaying the most exquisite concept vehicles of the time. Vice President of Global Design Ed Welburn reminisces on visiting Motorama as a child and reveals his excitement on its upcoming presence at the 2008 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
Tonight is the big night. The final presentation. And though it’s been a long and challenging road for the GM Design Interns, they have finally met their goal of working together to design a vehicle that meets the needs of an emerging market in the year 2020. Check out their animation, inspiration and clay masterpieces and see what the GM execs thought during the biggest night of their summer.
The interns of GM’s 2008 Design Intern Program have finally designed, drawn, engineered, sculpted and animated their futuristic vehicles for an emerging market in 2020. And getting there wouldn’t have been possible if it weren’t for the expertise that aided them along the way. Hear what their mentors had to say about the program and what advice they gave to the interns to foster knowledge, real-world expertise and personal growth throughout the summer.
Take a tour of our new online community. You’ll find that GMnext**** is more than just another corporate search engine. It’s a place where you can share your thoughts and ideas, and get useful and interesting information as we head into our second century. So, “What’s next” for GM? Find out now.
GMnext was on the floor of the 23rd Electric Vehicle Symposium in Anaheim, California. It’s a premiere international event where the future of electric powered vehicles is on display for all to see.
GMnext took a trip to Pacific Beach in sunny California, with a brand new 2008 Saturn Astra to put on a small experiment. We covered up all the Saturn logos to see if people would recognize just what brand of car they were looking at. Hear what they had to say before they learned the vehicle in front of them was a Saturn.
This GMnext Studio Story takes you along for the ride as three young designers, fresh out of school, take on a monumental assignment. The trio is given the task of designing a future vision for HUMMER. From sketch to show car, this episode spotlights the three young designers, the mentors who guided them and the HUMMER HX concept they designed.
These days online buzz and word-of-mouth can often influence the success of a company. And with the explosion of blogs, customer forums and sites that rate almost every mass market product or service, many companies are transitioning to online participation.
Joining this virtual, collective conversation is an important business tool for companies to connect with their audience in ways they have not before. Even 100 year old companies, like General Motors are transforming themselves to keep up with the online generation. Sites like GMnext hope to forge connections with the general public by offering access to its most influential global designers, engineers and technologists. Platforms like this one can be used to discuss a wide range of topics, including next generation designs, technologies that impact fuel consumption and new safety features.
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Ever wonder how an auto show display comes together? GMnext takes you behind the scenes of the Chicago Auto Show to give you a look at how it happens.