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Junsuke Ino Receives 2001 SAE Vincent Bendix Automotive Electronics Engineering Award

Warrendale, PA, June 16, 2002 - Mr. Junsuke Ino, engineer at Nissan Motor Company, Ltd. in Kanagawa, Japan, received the 2001 SAE Vincent Bendix Automotive Electronics Engineering Award. He was presented the award on March 4, 2003 at the annual SAE World Congress in Detroit, Michigan.

Established in 1976, this award recognizes the authors of the best technical paper relating to automotive electronics engineering presented at an SAE meeting. The award pays tribute to the many engineering innovations fostered by Mr. Vincent Bendix, 1931 SAE President, during his long, productive career in the automotive industry. Ino was selected as the 2001 recipient along with co-authors Takeshi Ishizu, Hideki Sudou, and Akira Hino for their outstanding SAE technical paper: "Adaptive Cruise Control System Using CVT Gear Ratio Control" (2001-01-3244).

At Nissan, Ino's experience includes developing an inverter for hybrid electric and fuel cell vehicles, developing several electrical control units for chassis, and developing semiconductors for automotive applications.

He earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees at Keio University in Kanagawa, in 1990 and 1992, respectively.