The New York Auto Show is a much-anticipated event for industry insiders and car lovers alike. General Motors' Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra was in attendance last week but not to just debut the automaker's new Corvette and other models. She also discussed the much-publicized delays in recalling and fixing ignition switches, as well as the steps GM is taking to fix the problem and improve its processes. These include the establishment of a global public integrity unit.
Barra, who became the first female CEO of a major automaker in January, made the announcement in a speech at the auto show. This followed a recent trip to Washington, D.C., in which she answered lawmakers' questions about the automaker's handling of the defective switches in some of its models.