Who are GM Holden?

As a global automotive manufacturer, we assign the highest priority to matters that impact our customers’ well-being and quality of life. As a result, General Motors is driven to maintain the highest quality standards. Quality and safety are part of our very foundation. Safety is something we will never compromise.

What does road safety mean to GM Holden?

GM Holden has a long history of safety firsts – we were the first Australian manufacturer to fit seat belts on all models, the first to introduce an energy-absorbing steering system, the first to offer independent rear suspension on a large car and to utilise supercomputer technology for multiple scenario crash simulation and injury risk measurement.

Today, every Holden is developed with the paramount objective of providing the highest possible level of driving safety and injury protection.

Our safety priorities are guided by analysis of the real-world driving experience and involvement in programs that aim to improve road safety and to ensure we are continually improving the safety of all our vehicles.

With our strong understanding of injury risk we are able to successfully develop strategies that can reduce it.  It is this philosophy that guides our safety policies and advanced research and allows us to continue to implement future product safety systems.

Supporting actions delivered by Holden

  1. Founding partner of NRSPP
  2. Steering Committee Partner from 2013 to 2020 upon which Holden was shut down represented by Steve Curtis
  3. Hosted the seventh Steering Committee meeting at is headquarters in Port Melbourne
  4. Expert guidance on the development of NRSPP Policy Paper: Guide to the Development of a Safe Vehicle Purchasing Policy
  5.  Presented at the 2017 Utilities Forum in Perth kindly hosted by Water Corporation. Holden presented on how mass can affect the safety technology of light commercial vehicles.
  6. Expert guidance and checking on NRSPP Thought Leadership: Emerging Technologies in 2018
  7. Presented to the 16 Steering Committee hosted by SunCorp on Takata airbag recall and seeking help from industry to spread the word.
  8. Assisted in the development of the 2018 Fact Sheet What is the Takata Airbag Inflator Problem?

GM – Holden's Contributions to the NRSPP & Points of Contact

  • Steve Curtis - DepartedManager Product InvestigationsCommencement Date: 08/08/2012Sector: Vehicle Manufacturerhttps://www.holden.com.au/

    What are GM Holden’s NRSPP road safety commitments?

    1. Provide technical input on existing and future vehicle safety technologies.
    2. Provide useful and relevant input to NRSPP from a vehicle manufacturers perspective
  • Steve Curtis - DepartedManager Product Investigations

    NRSPP wishes to acknowledge the longstanding support of Holden before it cease to exist in Australia on the 30 June. Steve Curtis was an active supporter of the program.

    Holden attended every Steering Committee meeting since the inception of the program, its launch in 2014 until the 19 meeting held virtually due to the COVID-19 restrictions.

    The Australian icon that is Holden ceased to exist 30 June.

    Thank you for your support.

  • Stewart Shefield - departedManager - Vehicle Structure & Safety IntegrationProduct Investigat

    Stewart Sheffield was kind enough to assist in guiding the development of the NRSPP Policy Paper: Guide to the Development of a Safe Vehicle Purchasing Policy which is promoted by the NRSPP Business-to-Business Video developed by IAG for NRSPP.

    NRSPP B2B Video: Safer Vehicles are Better Business