It was part of a spot portraying a robot on the assembly line that gets canned for dropping a bolt, toils through a series of low-end jobs and
then leaps from a bridge - -just as he awakens from a nightmare. The new effort loses the jump in favor of a bad dream and a shot of a car being compacted in a scrap yard.
Groups including the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, had protested the original GM ad, along with a recent Volkswagen spot showing a despondent man on a building ledge. A GM insider said the original "Robot" ad -- aired on the Super Bowl -- prompted the "most calls of any" from the automaker in the past five years.