October 28, 2003

New GM web-site helps disabled choose appropriate vehicle

Detroit, Michigan – General Motors has developed a new web based tool that will allow seniors, people with disabilities and caregivers to more easily identify the GM vehicle that can best handle specific mobility needs. The tool, GM Mobility Advisor, will let customers determine through a series of questions, which vehicle may be most appropriate.

This first iteration of the advisor furthers GM’s commitment to customers with mobility needs, and coincides with National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October. GM Mobility Advisor guides customers through an Internet-based process to help them make more informed purchase decisions. This on-line application helps customers select vehicles by asking them a series of questions about their accessibility needs.

“The information provided will enable the customer to select a vehicle that better meets their needs and provides a valuable service for seniors, people with disabilities and caregivers,” said Jim Kornas, Director of Mobility Product Development. Kornas sees the GM Mobility Advisor being particularly helpful to the emerging senior population, which is Internet savvy, and expected to be more than one-third of the U.S. population by 2020. There are also two million Americans who already use a wheelchair or scooter, a number expected to rise as the population ages.

This information is available on the GM Mobility Advisor located at gmmobilityadvisor.com. Consumers can also access the website through GMMobility.com.

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