We are focused on making investments in key technology areas where transportation is being redefined.
Our investments include technologies that represent advancements in vehicle propulsion. We focus on innovations that improve internal combustion engine fuel efficiency and reduce emissions as well as innovations that apply to next-generation electric vehicle propulsion.
Vehicle connectivity goes beyond infotainment to include new advancements in human-machine interface, cloud services and voice recognition. These technologies bring a consumer’s digital life into our vehicles.
New advancements in materials improve safety and provide performance benefits for our vehicles. This includes eco-friendly materials, mass-efficient metallic and composite materials, and advanced forming technologies.
Future vehicles will use more sensing and processing power than they do today. We’re on the forefront of this trend by investing in technologies that improve the capability of a vehicle and solve technical challenges to enable advanced safety features and autonomous driving.
Manufacturing will always be at the core of our industry. We challenge the status quo by identifying technologies that improve manufacturing processes, boost productivity and reduce costs.
Innovative value chain and business models can create new products or services that have value for current and new customers. We actively seek out innovations to create extensions of our current businesses and identify completely new ones.