SAE 2013 On-Board Diagnostics Symposium

September 25-27, 2013

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Indianapolis Marriott Downtown

Special Events

Keynote Address
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

John German John German
Senior Fellow, International Council for Clean Transportation

John German is a Senior Fellow for the International Council for Clean Transportation and is primarily responsible for technology innovation and U.S. policy development.

Mr. German has been involved with advanced technology and efficiency since joining Chrysler in 1976, where he spent 8-years in Powertrain Engineering working on fuel economy issues. He then spent 13-years doing research and writing regulations for EPA's Office of Mobile Sources' laboratory in Ann Arbor, MI. Prior to joining ICCT four years ago, he spent 11-years as Manager of Environmental and Energy Analyses for American Honda Motor Company, with an emphasis on being a liaison between Honda's R&D people in Japan and regulatory affairs. Mr. German is the author of a book on hybrid gasoline-electric vehicles published by SAE International and a variety of technical papers, including the future of hybrid vehicles, technology costs and benefits, consumer valuation of fuel savings, feebates, and light truck trends. He was the first recipient of the Barry D. McNutt award, presented annually by SAE International for Excellence in Automotive Policy Analysis.

He has a bachelor's degree in Physics from the University of Michigan and got over half way through an MBA before he came to his senses.