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 35
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 While fuel-cell technology can play a complementary role and has applications in certain markets, outdated public perception is the greatest hurdle for the electric vehicle.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
Dec 15, 2014
blog

Who Are You? (I Really Want to Know!)

Borrowing a stanza from The Who’s hit song seemed like a good way to bring attention to a critical topic often ignored by engineers. When finding information on a company that has an interesting product, what do we do? Of course, we look at its Web page to learn more....More
Dec 15, 2014
blog

Bridging Technical Communication Barriers Between Cultures

Understanding technical concepts in different languages can sometimes prove to be difficult, particularly when you have to communicate it. In this article, I discuss the challenges and possible courses of action....More
Dec 1, 2014
blog

Programming Efficiency 4

When I started college, the Intel 4004 was being designed. The C programming language and UNIX operating system were being developed (unbeknownst to me). I did most of my programming in BASIC on an HP 2100 series mini-computer....More
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