Tomahawk, WI 09/08/2014 (Basicsmedia) – General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) has experienced one of the toughest year in the recent past at the back of the niggling vehicles-recall menace that entangled the company in wrangles with authorities. The past is behind according to CEO, Mary Barra, who in an interview on CNBC reiterated that GM is cleaning the old mess, which she expects to be’ finished by the end of the year.
The better part of the year has seen the company try to sort the ignition switch problem that has been attributed to a number of fatalities. The CEO also confirmed that replacement parts for affected vehicles are already available, and it is now the responsibility of vehicle owners to take their cars for repairs.
“From parts perspective we will have all the parts made to do that by the beginning of October, and we are now employing all kinds of technique to reach these customers to get them to come in and get their vehicles fixed […] We are trying to reach them through social media through direct mail through advertisements, so we are doing everything to make sure that they are in,” said Mrs. Barra.
Going forward, the CEO reiterated that the company has created a new process line, which is expected to spearhead the development of defect free vehicles. General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) Motor is already in top gear in developing semi-auto-pilot cars in the next two years. CNBC’s Phil LeBeau reports that GM is developing cars that will be able to talk to each other as well as communicate to infrastructure.
The technology working properly’ on the autonomous vehicle remains the biggest test according to Mrs. Barra as General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) tries to push for safe driving on the roads as well as reducing congestion and pollution.
“The number one thing I want to first do is to make sure the technology works and it is truly providing the value for the customer. […] You have to make sure the technology works well that’s my first concern, and we are going to do what is right to make sure we get that done and integrated properly,” said Mrs. Barra.
The CEO also confirmed that General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) is working on a promising technology that will see the company develop electric vehicles in the future.