GE Scientists Unveil Greener, Smarter Sleigh for Santa Claus

Just in time for Christmas, a team of GE scientists and engineers have introduced several new features to Santa’s sleigh. The updated sleigh incorporates a number of new technologies that will make Santa’s travels greener, faster and much more efficient.

“It has been 3 years since we introduced a new sleigh for Santa, and we figured it was time to provide a few upgrades to make his ride even better,” said Mark Little, senior vice president and director of GE Global Research. “With the advancements GE scientists have made in 3-D printing, new materials like CMCs and the great opportunities to make machines smarter with the Industrial Internet, we have incorporated several new technologies to give Santa and his reindeer team a greener, smarter sleigh.”

When learning about the new upgrades, both Santa and the reindeer were excited. Santa commented, “I am looking forward to flying into outer space. This will really save time by helping me get to destinations in different parts of the world much faster.

And on behalf of all the reindeer, Rudolph commented, “The new feature that allows Santa to switch to electric power is welcomed by all the reindeer. Covering the entire globe can be pretty exhausting, and having the opportunity to rest along our journey will help us remain in peak condition.”

New features of the sleigh include:

Little concluded, “On behalf of all of GE’s scientists and engineers, happy holidays and best wishes for a prosperous 2013 ahead.”

For more information, please contact Todd Alhart at +1-518-387-7914 or todd.alhart@ge.com.