Employee Spotlight – Remy Audel
Meet Remy Audel, Controls and Diagnostics Development Engineer during a Canadian Technical Centre Markham Campus.
1) How prolonged have we been during GM and what is your stream role?
I’ve been during GM for dual years now, given Jan 2017. (Hard to believe, time flies!)
I’m a Controls and Diagnostics Development Engineer in a Vehicle Dynamics group within Embedded Controls and Software. That’s a lot of words, though what my purpose unequivocally comes down to is conceiving, conceptualizing and contrast program algorithms for diagnostics and controls concerning four-wheel expostulate systems opposite a vehicles.
2) What brought we to GM?
In 2016 we participated in a GM-sponsored mobility discussion in Cincinnati, USA where we led a group from McMaster University that presented a novel reconfigurable automobile pattern to GM and other partners. That’s where we met Regan Dixon, Engineering Manager and Brian Tossan, Director, Canadian Technical Centre during GM Canada. After a review about all a sparkling Software work that was in a creation during GM Canada, we was immediately interested. we theory GM favourite a thing or dual about my engineering skills, so a small while later, here we am!
3) What is a best partial about your job?
The people. we work with a best group in a business, and we ceaselessly learn and grow as engineers in a illusory environment. we meant what we contend when we tell we that each operative I’ve had a pleasure of operative with opposite a association honestly cares about creation a best probable peculiarity product for a customers.
I’ve worked with colleagues during GM Holden in Australia, GM Brazil in Sao Paolo, and with teams in Korea and Germany; it’s a same collaborative and can-do opinion that creates us a world-class company.
Other than that? Driving! I’m a automobile guy, and everybody who knows me knows it. we adore removing to exam program of my possess source and pattern in tangible vehicles, and improving it by doing so.
4) How has GM helped we grow?
Aside from a technical engineering skills, we feel a opportunities GM has brought onward to improved know how my work impacts business has been pivotal to creation me a improved engineer. Moreover, with so many people being brought into a association with a expansion in Software Engineering during a Canadian Technical Centre, it’s critical to know how to be a mentor, and how to be a mentee!
With such a opposite skillset in a team, we learn new things from my peers on a daily basis, and we am always prepared to share my believe in return.
5) What is a coolest thing that you’ve achieved given being during GM?
That’s an easy one. It was being a partial of a SYNAPSE competition!
SYNAPSE is an annual creation incubator in that GM employees solve confidant hurdles associated to formulating a destiny of mobility. Employees empathise with business to know their loyal needs, support adult a problem, and afterwards antecedent and exam intensity solutions.
Our group here during GM Canada spent a initial half of 2018 articulate to new and destiny electric automobile customers, building ideas associated to electric automobile ownership, and building practice to antecedent with exam users. As a initial group from GM Canada to participate, we succeeded in creation it to a final turn and got a event to benefaction a thought to executive leaders down during a GM Global Technical Center in Warren, Michigan. Getting to representation a creation to many vital preference makers and members of a comparison care group was an overwhelming experience! we am so vehement to see where my career goes from here and to keep operative on projects that directly impact a destiny of mobility.
6) What’s your favourite GM vehicle?
On any given day of a week, I’ll give we a opposite answer!
Out of a stream lineup? It’s really a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE. we adore conference how a integrate of a engineers took a thing to a Nürburgring in Germany and crushed a time set by a Ferrari 488 GTB!
Historically? That’s a worse one. The 1990 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 with a mythological DOHC 5.7L V8 we designed with Lotus…or a superb 1930 Cadillac V-16 – that automobile is all class!
Racing-wise? It’s a 2001 Cadillac Northstar LMP01 prototype. we still have a print of it during home somewhere…
If we had to collect one though… a GM EV-1. People are articulate about charging infrastructure and batteries some-more than ever…we were doing that 25 years ago! It shows that this association can and will lead a attention brazen to Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions, and Zero Congestion.
7) If we could expostulate to one place where would it be?
Fortunately, we already have: La Grande Corniche unaware a Côte d’Azur on a French Riviera. From Nice to Monaco…Greatest expostulate of my life!
Next stop: Snaefell, Isle of Man. Or maybe a Stelvio Pass…or a Stuart Highway in Australia.
8) What do we do on your giveaway time?
Cooking, travelling, really occasional gaming, and go karting! we also play squash, badminton and we stone (badly). we do like to review about a fast-paced automobile attention news as well.
9) What’s one thing many people don’t know about you?
I adore personification violin! Yes, engineers have ‘artsie’ sides too!
10) If we didn’t have to sleep, what would we do with a additional time?
Race, of course!