Evolution of a Career, Computers, and Cars: 40 Years of Change
Chief Technology Architect for Autonomous Vehicles
Friday, October 27, 2017|
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Chrysler Center Chesebrough Auditorium, 220 Chrysler Center, North Campus
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About the Event
There have been significant changes in the automotive electronics landscape in the last 40 years, from stand-alone micro-controllers to highly distributed networked ecosystems. Not only has system complexity increased dramatically, but the way that vehicle manufacturers work with electronics suppliers, and the process to develop and introduce new systems and features into the consumer marketplace have both also evolved. Nowhere are these changes more evident than as companies move quickly to capitalize on the disruptive opportunities of autonomous vehicles. In this talk, I will share my impressions on these changes and what forces are shaping them, as seen through the lens of my career and my education at the University.
ECE alumnus Andrew Farah (BSE CE 1982; MSE Electrical Science 1984) is currently Chief Technology Architect for Autonomous Vehicles at General Motors. He started his General Motors career in 1984 as a Product Engineer in the Electrical/Electronics Group with the Buick Motor Division in Flint, Michigan. He has also worked for Johnson Controls in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as Manager Electrical/Electronic Vehicle Systems Engineering for their Battery Division.
Sponsor(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering
Open to: Public