Saturday, September 7, 2013

Idea rejection letters - Ford and GM

Lot times i wondered the idea submission to companies like Ford and GM ever get reviewed. For a change i submitted my previous post ( )  for new idea submission on Ford and GM. Both rejected it, but i never have seen even a review letter from GM for the ideas i submitted before. So i thought its good to share those letters. Thanks to both companies for the review of the idea. Didn't get any feedback but still i assume its worth that they looked at it and evaluated.

The Email from GM :

From: <>
Date: Fri, Sep 6, 2013 at 6:03 AM
Subject: Response to GM New Devices Submission #42992,

<My full name >

Dear <My full name> ,
The New Devices Section received your online submission (#42992- A Multimode (9 mode) hybrid transmission ) to General Motors Company on 2013-08-16T01:51:40Z.

It has been determined that General Motors has no interest in acquiring any rights you may have.

We regret our reply could not be more favorable.  However, we appreciate your interest in General Motors.

New Devices Section
General Motors Company

 Similar Email from the Ford

From: Ewideas, N (N.) <>
Date: Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 12:11 PM
Subject: Consumer Innovation Review - 23220 (Idea Title: A Hybrid transmission which can work in 9 modes.)
To: "me " <>

Dear <my name> ,
Thank you for submitting an idea to Ford Motor Company.  Your suggestion was forwarded to a technical specialist for evaluation.  Their evaluation is based on two major elements: 1) improvement upon current technology, and 2) cost.  Our technical specialists have reviewed your idea and concluded that Ford Motor Company will not be able to further investigate development of your particular idea, nor acquiring any rights on your behalf.

Your concept some unique characteristics, however, we found that such arrangements are more expensive and less efficient than the systems we have brought to production.

Regretting that our response could not be more favorable, we, nevertheless, thank you for your interest in Ford.

DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL.  This is an unmonitored email address and any replies will be deleted without review.
Consumer Innovation Office

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1 comment:

Isaac Barber said...

At least they sent you something! They haven't bothered to send me anything.