Micheal Austin

Micheal
Austin
Vice President ,
BYD America

 

Micheal Austin is vice president at BYD America and a founding board member of the IEEE Transportation Electrification Initiative. He received his degree in design engineering as well as a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Brigham Young University. He worked for Motorola for 15 years in functions including ODM director for the Mobile Devices Business and global energy commodity manager. He was selected as Motorola’s Distinguished Innovator (with 22 U.S. patents) in 1999. 

Articles
Media Reports Fuel Unfounded Fears About EV Batteries
New chemistries coupled with advanced design techniques have birthed battery technologies that provide high energy density while meeting stringent safety requirements exceeding U.S. standards.
Consumer Perception Inhibits Electric Vehicle Adoption 27
The technology to reliably power electric vehicles for consumers has arrived. While fuel-cell technology can play a complementary role and has applications in certain markets, outdated public perception is the greatest hurdle for the electric vehicle.
Commentaries and Blogs
Guest Blogs
May 1, 2015
blog

Transition from the Academe to the Industry Unraveled (Part 2) 2

Some few months ago, I wrote an article contrasting academe and work life as well as the adjustments and precautions that had to be made by a typical fresh graduate......More
Mar 6, 2015
blog

Programming Efficiency: Part 2 2

A number of years ago I did some work on a PABX. The device was electromechanical and far from state of the art, but the owner had been talked into spending a bunch of money expanding it and couldn’t justify scrapping it....More
Jan 21, 2015
Commentary

How To Dumb Down Smart Electronics 9

In our generation of microcontroller-enhanced everything, it has been frustrating at best to see how often the capability of smart hardware has been foiled by the design of poorly purposed software....More

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