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Dr. Koshiro Ono Receives 2003 Arnold W. Siegel International Transportation Safety Award

Warrendale, PA, June 16, 2003 - Dr. Koshiro Ono, Executive Chief Researcher at the Japan Automobile Research Institute and Visiting Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology, received the 2003 Arnold W. Siegel International Transportation Safety Award. Dr. Ono was presented the award on March 4, 2003 at the annual SAE World Congress in Detroit, Michigan.

This award, established in 1987, recognizes outstanding international research, innovation, and contributions to crash injury protection, biomechanics, and design for all mobility vehicles for land, air, sea, and space. The award honors Arnie Siegel, SAE Fellow, whose pioneering crash injury research began in 1954 at the University of California-Los Angeles.Dr. Ono has been working in the field of automotive safety improvement since 1974. His work in detailed crash investigation and analysis has focused primarily on occupant protection and has contributed significantly to the reduction of serious injuries from crashes. He has received several prestigious awards for his research, including the Award for Safety Engineering Excellence from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Dr. Ono also chairs international and Japanese boards and organizations, such as the International Harmonization of Research Activities (IHRA) and the Traffic Safety Committee of the Japanese Society of Automobile Engineers (STET).

He holds a bachelor's and master's degree from Nihon University in Japan and earned his doctorate from Nagoya University in 2000.