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7 Fun Facts about GM

 

You love GM, but there’s still plenty to learn about this impressive car brand. Here are some little-known, fun facts about GM.

War Vehicles

GM was a big manufacturer of war vehicles during World War II. They produced over 584,000 vehicles like the “Duck” and the “Deuce-and-a-half”.

Electric Innovation

GM was ahead of its time. It was one of the earliest producers of electric cars, releasing electric vehicles in 1912 – 1917. While these are nothing like the electric vehicles of our time, that’s still impressive!

Desert-Specific

GM brought cars to the Middle East in the 1930’s. All cars were specifically made to handle the desert roads.

Girl Power

In 2014, Mary Barra became CEO of GM. That made her the first female CEO of a major automobile manufacturer.

Business Success

Since its conception, GM has never been in any major financial or legal troubles. That’s over a hundred years of good business!

First Turn Signals

GM was the very first car manufacturer to install turn signals. Thanks to them, drivers said goodbye to pesky hand signals.

Billionaire Status

GM was the very first car manufacturer to gross a billion dollars in a single year! These guys definitely know success.

Take all that love for GM down to Richard Karr Motors to see what amazing GM cars we have to offer.

 

Take a Look at Cadillac’s Award-Winning Rear Camera Mirror

Cadillac has always been a leader in innovation and the modern automotive scene, with its abundance of new technologies and competitive inventions, hasn’t put a stop to this.

Cadillac has been the recipient of a wide variety of awards for their innovative new products, the most recent of which being the 2015 Popular Science “Best of What’s New” award for Cadillac’s new Rear Camera Mirror.

The new Rear Camera Mirror is one of those inventions that seem so simple and so obvious that you’re half-amazed cars haven’t been designed like this since the dawn of the automobile (and the inception of the in-car camera system).

The Rear Camera Mirror is a rear-view camera that live-streams directly onto the rear-view mirror. It increases the driver’s field of vision by an estimated 300% through its ingenious lensing system and through the removal of in-car obstructions like headrests and passengers. The Rear Camera Mirror will be available on the new Cadillac CT6 sedan and Cadillac XT5 crossover.

Congratulations to Cadillac for their big win! This is the top prize from the lauded tech magazine, Popular Science, and is given out to only 100 inventions and innovations across the globe.