The General Motors Foundation will be sponsoring a float in this year’s America’s Thanksgiving Parade with an “Education Fuels Tomorrow’s Innovators” theme.
Coming in at 17 feet tall and 60 feet long, the float is designed and built by The Parade Company. It will be a celebration of education in Detroit, but more specifically, the United Way “Network of Excellence” which is created by the GM Foundation’s $27.1 million commitment to Detroit-area high schools.
On the float itself, an animated robot will control the action on board and features a pneumatically-powered head and mouth that move. The float will also incorporate hydrogen and electric charging stations.
“Our new float is a celebration of the GM Foundation’s many educational partnerships and our commitment to encourage more students to pursue studies of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) – areas critical to the future success of our nation,” said GM executive Selim Bingol.