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Connectivity, AVs and new work patterns top-of-mind for engineering leaders

  • Magazine Article
  • 21TOFHP06_07
Published June 01, 2021 by SAE International in United States
  • English

Despite more than a year of COVID-19, lockdown, component shortages and uncertainties, the outlook for mobility engineering hasn't shifted too dramatically during the global pandemic, as top-level executives remain bullish on new technologies including autonomous vehicles (AVs) and over-the-air (OTA) connectivity. “It's just a wonderful time to be an engineer because there are so many things going on,” said Matt Tsien, General Motors executive VP and chief technology officer, and president of GM Ventures.

Tsien and other executives talked about future product and how the pandemic has altered the work environment during the “How Are Executives Driving Innovation and Transformation” session at SAE's WCX 2021 Digital Summit. The panel discussion was moderated by Dr. Ken Washington, chief technology officer at Ford Motor Co.