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J. Martin Rowell to Receive the 2003 SAE Delco Electronics Intelligent Transportation Systems Award

Warrendale, PA, Oct. 6, 2003 - J. Martin Rowell, Vice President, Industry Relations, Europe for Navigation Technologies since 1995, has been selected to receive the 2003 SAE Delco Electronics Intelligent Transportation Systems Award. The award recognizes the profound impact that Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) will have on mobility in the 21st century. Rowell will be presented with the award at the Honors Convocation during the SAE 2004 World Congress in Detroit, Michigan, on March 9, 2004.

This award, established in 1996, is funded from an endowment contributed by Delco Electronics. It distinguishes an individual or team whose outstanding technical accomplishment is judged to have significantly advanced state-of-the-art ITS. It may also recognize the author or authors of the best paper relating to the invention, design, construction, or operation of vehicle-related equipment or systems operating within an ITS context.

Rowell has more than 30 years of international experience introducing new products and services in the automotive and intelligent transportation industry sectors. He has served two terms on the Board of ERTICO, the public-private partnership for ITS practitioners in Europe, and held leadership positions in the past nine ITS World Congresses, including chairing the November 2003 Madrid ITS Congress Program Committee.

Rowell has been an SAE member for 29 years. In 1992, he was a founding member of SAE's ITS-Program Office (now the ITS Division) and in 1993 became chair of the ISO TC204, developing ITS Standards, a post that he still holds today.