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Continental's new CTO to lead retooled R&D pillar

Automotive Engineering: March 2019

Paul Seredynski
  • Magazine Article
  • 19AUTP03_14
Published 2019-03-01 by SAE International in United States

At a recent media roundtable with its executives, Continental introduced its new CTO, Dirk Abendroth, who took on that role on January 1, 2019. Abendroth, 43, will serve as chief technology officer of Continental's upcoming Automotive Group and report to Continental CEO Elmar Degenhart. Abendroth joins the global supplier from EV start-up Byton, where he led Powertrain and Autonomous Driving development since July 2016. The Hamburg native was previously at BMW in Munich in EV development, including work on the BMW i3 and i8.

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Q&A

Automotive Engineering: March 2019

  • Magazine Article
  • 19AUTP03_19
Published 2019-03-01 by SAE International in United States

It may be a small OEM, but Mazda has always punched far beyond its weight class in engineering and technology. That point is acknowledged by Masahiro Moro, president and CEO of North American Operations (MNAO) and an officer of the parent Mazda Motor Corp. A 34-year veteran of the company, Moro-san is responsible for all aspects of Mazda operations in the region. He clearly enjoys talking tech, as he'll do on April 11 as part of SAE's Leadership Summit at WCX '19 in Detroit. At the L.A. Auto Show he spoke with Editor-in-Chief Lindsay Brooke to discuss recent developments.

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View from a Visionary

Autonomous Vehicle Engineering: January 2019

Lindsay Brooke
  • Magazine Article
  • 19AVEP01_03
Published 2019-01-01 by SAE International in United States

Chris Urmson helped give birth to vehicle autonomy. His new company, Aurora, is leading the technology to maturity and widespread adoption.

“Over the last fifteen years of development on autonomous vehicles, if there is one figure who has been there, on the ground, getting his palms filthy with engine grease, breathing carbon monoxide exhaust and burning himself with electrical solder to solve each little problem as it comes up, it is Chris Urmson.”-from the 2018 book, Autonomy, by former GM R&D chief Lawrence Burns.

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Emotional Intelligence for the Engineer

  • Professional Development
  • C1858
Published 2018-07-02
Are you educated and trained as an engineer, but looking to develop your interpersonal and management skills? To be successful and considered for future opportunities in your company, you should possess interpersonal and intrapersonal competencies to communicate well with others. Do you want to relate better to your managers and staff and develop better working relationships with your peers and colleagues? This seminar is intended to introduce skills and techniques on emotional intelligence to engineers at all levels of the organization. It will help you to comfortably and confidently communicate with others, fostering win-win relationships. Areas of special concentration include: self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy and social skills.By attending this seminar, you will be able to: Communicate more effectively with internal and external stakeholders through verbal, written, and electronic formatsDemonstrate interpersonal and intrapersonal skills which help to develop relationships with the broad and diverse personnel encountered in the work placeExecute a heightened awareness, perspective, attitude, and motivational techniques with peers and colleaguesIdentify your personality profile through a D.I.S.C analysis which will lead to a reduction in…
 

SAE Technical Standards Board Rules and Regulations

Executive Standards Committee
  • Ground Vehicle Standard
  • TSB001_201411
  • Current
Published 2014-11-14 by SAE International in United States
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A Whole New Engineer

Goldberg E. David, Mark Somerville
  • Book
  • B-975
Published 2014-10-01 by ThreeJoy Associates, Inc. in United States

This book tells the improbable stories of Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering and the iFoundry incubator at the University of Illinois. That either one survived is story enough, but what they found out together changes the course of education transformation forever: • How trust is key to unleashing young, courageous engineers. • How engineers need to move from a narrow technical education to one that actively engages six minds. • How emotion and culture-not content, curriculum & pedagogy-are the crucial elements of change. • How all stakeholders can collaborate to disrupt the status quo. A Whole New Engineer is a book that seriously looks at the coming revolution in engineering. Each chapter tells engaging stories which help the reader understand the depth of expected change: Engineering Happiness - The Olin Experience The Incubator - Helping a Big Old Dog Learn New Tricks The Spirit of Invention - Recapturing the Inspiration of Engineering Education The Whole New Engineer - Engaging the 6 Minds The Emotional Breakthrough - 5 Pillars of Transformation The Whole New Learner - From Carrots and Sticks to Intrinsic Motivation The Whole New Professor - From Expert to Coach The Whole New Culture - From Classrooms and Curriculum to Culture Changing the Way We Change - From Bureaucracy to Change Management An Invitation to Collaborative Disruption

 

Rochdale Sports Car Pioneers

Les Brown
  • Book
  • B-971
Published 2014-01-01 by Kirkdale Press in United Kingdom
The years following the Second World War saw Britain in the grip of shortages, rationing and recession. For those wanting a high-performance car there was little choice - either buy a pre-war model, or build your own. This led to the conversion of the most unlikely vehicles into genuine sports cars, and a whole industry grew up using the newly-developed fiberglass material to facilitate conversions. Operating from a tiny back-street woolen mill, Rochdale Motor Panels became a market leader, and made it possible to construct genuine 100mph+ vehicles at a fraction of market prices. The late 1950s were a boom time, and by 1960 Rochdale was ready for a huge leap forward. The exquisite Lotus Elite had proved it was possible to use the material for structural purposes: Rochdale cleverly avoided all the problems faced by that vehicle in their breathtakingly simple Olympic design. The book, with 240 full-color pages and 266 photographs, explores the difficulties faced in producing such an advanced design, and the social background to its unique place in motoring history.
 

The People's Car

Bernhard Rieger
  • Book
  • B-949
Published 2013-04-01 by Harvard University Press in United States
At the Berlin Auto Show in 1938, Adolf Hitler presented the prototype for a small, oddly shaped, inexpensive family car that all good Aryans could enjoy. Decades later, that automobile—the Volkswagen Beetle—was one of the most beloved in the world. Bernhard Rieger examines culture and technology, politics and economics, and industrial design and advertising genius to reveal how a car commissioned by Hitler and designed by Ferdinand Porsche became an exceptional global commodity on a par with Coca-Cola. Beyond its quality and low cost, the Beetle’s success hinged on its uncanny ability to capture the imaginations of people across nations and cultures. In West Germany, it came to stand for the postwar “economic miracle” and helped propel Europe into the age of mass motorization. In the United States, it was embraced in the suburbs, and then prized by the hippie counterculture as an antidote to suburban conformity. As its popularity waned in the First World, the Beetle crawled across Mexico and Latin America, where it symbolized a sturdy toughness necessary to thrive amid economic instability.…
 

Hundred

Michael Plemmons
  • Book
  • B-969
Published 2013-01-01 by The Boler Company in United States
Writing in 1901, the futurist H. G. Wells predicted not only the decline of railways but the rise of the “motor truck” – a term unfamiliar to most readers at that time. Wells foresaw “large carrier companies” with fleets of horseless vehicles “to carry goods in bulk or parcels.” At the turn of the 20th century, colossal railroad companies ruled long-distance “land locomotion.” And the prospect of commercial life without draft horses seemed about as likely as Martians invading Earth – a story Wells had published four years earlier. But only one year later, ironically in a horse barn near a Chicago tannery, an ex-bicycle maker named Magnus Hendrickson began assembling Wells’ vision. This would become a decades-long undertaking to divine, design, build, continuously improve and ultimately perfect what makes a truck a truck – not simply a bigger car. Along the way, Magnus and his sons founded The Hendrickson Motor Truck Company, which in 2013 celebrated 100 continuous years of operations. “This beautifully designed 309-page hardcover of pithy paragraphs and penetrating photos” that “places…
 

Success Strategies for Women in Industry and Business

  • Professional Development
  • C1202
Published 2012-01-06

It is a well-known fact that the number of women in science, engineering and business fields is growing, yet men continue to outnumber women, especially at the upper levels of these professions. Many women appear to encounter a series of challenges at early or midcareer stages that contribute to them leaving their careers prematurely due to feelings of isolation, an unsupportive work environment, extreme work schedules, and unclear rules about advancement and success.