If you’re sitting in your car stuck in rush hour traffic this morning, you might be grumbling that you never signed up for this when you entered the workforce. Well, the auto industry is listening, and is working to make your ride more comfortable, safer and more productive.

Daniel Akerson, the CEO of General Motors, gave the keynote address Thursday at Boston College’s Chief Executives Club. He tells WGBH’s Jordan Weinstein how significant it is that the automaker has been reinstated to the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.