General Motors is an American multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, markets and distributes vehicles and vehicle parts and sells financial services. It produces vehicles in 37 countries under thirteen brands, such as Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick and GMC. In 2005 GM established GM Israel, which includes an Advanced Technical Centre and an Automotive Procurement Arm, as well as provides support for GM Ventures evaluation processes of Israeli start-up companies. The Advanced Technical Center’s primary focus is on cutting-edge and non-traditional automotive technologies, in a wide range of vehicle-related fields, such as autonomous vehicles, user experience technologies (UXT), connected-vehicle, cybersecurity and more.
The GM Israel R&D center creates and evaluates innovative applied concepts for future vehicles; it provides an exceptional research environment with academic freedom. the Global Connected Consumer Experience (GCCX) group in Israel, Founded in 2013, was established to provide innovative solutions and services for online drivers and cars. In 2016 GM is planning to expand its Advanced Technical Center in Israel, establishing 4 new development groups and recruiting even more employees.