General Motors this week said it will give the University of Michigan more than $10 million in research and educational grants.
Over the next five years, the automaker will donate $9 million to two research labs, which will work on advanced vehicle manufacturing and engine systems.
The manufacturing lab, which will research lightweight vehicle production, will receive $3.8 million, of which $2.4 million will be for research topics agreed on by GM and the University.
The engine systems lab, which will focus on fuel efficiency and lowering emissions for gasoline and diesel engines, will receive $5.25 million, of which about half will be for research topics agreed on by GM and the University.
Over the next three years, GM also will donate $1.2 million to the Universitys engineering and business school programs.