Audio from Dr. Jody Hall’s presentation at the June 18, 2019 meeting.

Autonomous vehicles – all the rage, at least receiving the hype. As they grow in popularity; performance, value, sustainability and occupant protection will become even more critical and on Tuesday, June 18th Dr. Jody Hall, vice president for the automotive market of the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) discussed consumer preferences in these areas as …

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Steel Market Development Institute hosting June 18 meeting

Autonomous vehicles – all the rage, at least receiving the hype. As they grow in popularity; performance, value, sustainability and occupant protection will become even more critical and on Tuesday, June 18th Dr. Jody Hall, vice president for the automotive market of the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) discuss consumer preferences in these areas as …

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Gridlock Sam, Sam Schwartz, at February 26 meeting

If you’re late for the next meeting, Tuesday, February 26th, our speaker, the world’s leading traffic-engineering architect and the true traffic guru, might be able to provide the reason(s). Samuel I. Schwartz, “Gridlock Sam,” will discuss how changes like New York’s unique congestion pricing program and the evolution of autonomous vehicles (the subject of his new …

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Audio of Rob Cadle’s March 1st presentation on Honeywell’s vehicle-electrification programs is now posted in the podcast area of the Members Only section of this site.

There’s more to the electrification of America’s vehicle fleet than adding EVs and hybrids – and Honeywell’s Rob Cadle explained this, including information about things like how 48-volt systems, e-turbos and compressors for hydrogen-based systems will factor into today and tomorrow’s powertrains, during the March 1st meeting and the audio is now posted to the podcast …

Read moreAudio of Rob Cadle’s March 1st presentation on Honeywell’s vehicle-electrification programs is now posted in the podcast area of the Members Only section of this site.

Subaru to celebrate 50th Anniversary at November 21 meeting

Come celebrate Subaru of America’s golden anniversary with Jeff Walters, SOA’s senior vice president for sales, at the Tuesday, November 21st meeting hosted by the company. Walters will tell us about the company’s plans, successes, upcoming new models, like the Ascent, and why the company keeps breaking sales records (71 consecutive months of sales increases …

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Audio of Orth Hedrick’s Kia Stinger presentation at the June 20th meeting.

Orth Hedrick, Kia Motor America’s vice president, product planning, provided IMPA members and guests with an overview of the Kia Stinger, the Korean automakers entre in the realm of grand touring. In addition, he brought one along – parked it on 51st Street in front of the 3 West Club. Members can listen by going …

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