February 27-March 1, 2017
Torino Incontra Conference Centre
General Motors Global Propulsion Systems Tour (offered by GM)Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Tour Start Time: 2:00 pm. The bus will be leaving the venue half an hour prior to start time; exact timing to be confirmed in due course.
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 25 euros
Language: English The GM Engineering Center in the Cittadella Politecnica in Torino is developing a new generation of fuel-efficient diesel engines and controls and new advanced propulsion systems, which will improve fuel efficiency, reduce emissions, and offer new technologies to drivers around the world. The center has engineering responsibility for the current 1.0-L, 1.3-L, 1.6-L, 2.0-L, 2.2-L, 2.5-L, 2.8-L, and 6.6-L turbodiesels used mainly on Opel, Chevrolet, and GMC cars around the world. GM continuously invests in its Torino operations since its inception in 2005 to provide it with the most advanced tools for research and development. A total of 19 test benches, 12 laboratories, a roller bench, and two workshop areas make GM Global Propulsion Systems–Torino a showpiece for the study of propulsion systems. The Center was established in 2005 with 80 employees. In September 2008, it moved into its new Politecnico facility, making GM the first automotive company to become a physical part of a university campus. The Engineering Center now employs around 700 people. Today, GM Global Propulsion Systems–Torino is a leading player in the Piedmont area, providing highly qualified employment, purchasing components for the production, directly generated from the engineering center, as well as goods and services. The fee covers the reservation fee and transport to/from the Torino Incontra. Space is limited and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.