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Richard K. Deering Honored with the SAE International Technical Standards Board Outstanding Achievement Award

WARRENDALE, Pa., April 28, 2014 -

SAE International announces that Richard K. Deering, President, RK Deering & Associates, Inc., has been honored with the 2013 SAE Technical Standards board Outstanding Achievement Award.

Established in 1953, the Technical Standards Board Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes individuals for outstanding service in the technical committee activities of SAE International. This includes valuable contributions to the work of SAE International technical committees, unusual leadership in the activities of an SAE International technical committee, significant contributions as a representative of SAE International to the accomplishments of technical committees of other organizations or of government agencies, and outstanding contributions to SAE International technical committee work in the form of research, test methods and procedures, and/or development of standards.


Mr. Deering has more than 34 of automotive experience in a variety of engineering, research and managerial positions. He holds several U.S. patents and has authored a number of technical publications covering various aspects of active safety system performance. His primary focus for the last 20 years has been collision avoidance system design, development and testing based on detailed understanding of motor vehicle crash causation, including the role of driver behavior and driver interaction with advanced technologies. His current business provides engineering consulting supporting to light vehicle manufacturers and suppliers in the areas of collision avoidance systems, driver behavior and active safety technology policy.   


An SAE International member since 1979, Mr. Deering has participated in a variety of safety related activities, most recently serving as the chairman of the Vehicle Safety Systems Group. He previously received the SAE Delco Electronics Intelligent Transportation Systems Award (2006) for his role in the “Crash Avoidance Metrics Partnership - Intelligent Vehicle Initiative Program”. He is also a member of the Technical Coordinating Committee on Safety Research for the Transportation Research Board’s Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2). 


Mr. Deering received a Bachelor of Science in Automotive Engineering, summa cum laude, from Western Michigan University (1979), a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan (1983), and completed the Kellogg Business School Executive Development Program at Northwestern University (1996).


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