SAE International Honors Five Mobility Engineering Professionals with Isbrant Automotive Safety Award

SAE International honored authors of the SAE technical paper, “Next Generation PVB Interlayer for Improved HUD Image Clarity” with the Ralph H. Isbrandt Automotive Safety Engineering Award during the SAE 2018 Government/Industry Meeting in Washington, D.C.

The Isbrandt Award recognizes individuals for their outstanding contribution to SAE literature, which advances the field of automotive safety engineering. Established in 1972, this award is funded through an endowment established by several automotive companies and honors the memory of Ralph H. Isbrandt and the enormous impact he had on automotive safety engineering as well as inspiring young engineers to seek and follow a mobility engineering career.

Lead authors for the paper include:

·         Daniel Cashen, Engineering Manager with Envisics

·         Lora Spangler, Research Associate for Eastman Chemical Company

Co-authors include:

·         Jim Eckhart, Manager, R&D Process Control with Pilkington North America, Inc.

·         Jeffrey Hurlbut, Senior Technology Associate with Eastman Chemical Company

·         Emily Robb, ADAS Advanced Development Systems Engineer, FCA US LLC

Cashen, Spangler and Hurlbut were in attendance at the SAE Government/Industry Meeting to receive the award.

The group’s technical paper discusses the exciting head-up display (HUD) technology that helps create inherent driver safety advantages by displaying critical information directly in the driver’s line of sight, reducing eyes off road and accommodation time. In addition, the paper explores applying such technology to produce best-in-class HUD image clarity.

SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 127,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.

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