“We had to respond quickly to the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic created for our workforce,” GM Chief Information Officer Randy Mott said in a statement. “Our teams collaborated online with experts around the world to quickly innovate and support the safe return of our employees to the workplace. We know many of these challenges affect others globally. We felt it important to share our innovation so other companies, organizations and institutions could benefit from our experience.”
The software code and hardware plans for the three technologies are available to all developers as open-source software on GitHub along with instructions, GM spokesman David Caldwell told Automotive News.
Touchless printing is also being used at GM plants and offices through a mobile application. Employees scan a QR code at the printer rather than touch the printer’s control panel.