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Dr. Andrew Brown, Jr. to call for Change at Upcoming Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress


Dr. Andrew Brown, chair of the National Research Council and member of its Committee on Approaches and Technologies for Reducing the Fuel Consumption of Medium- and Heavy- Duty Vehicles, will be delivering a special presentation on October 8 at the SAE 2014 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress

As a co-author of the committee’s 2014 interim report, Dr. Brown is able to provide an unabridged look at the new Heavy Duty National Program, while seeking to challenge conventional wisdom on fuel economy for medium and heavy duty trucking.  The new program, initiated from MY2014-2018 is supported by the EPA, NTHSA, and the State of California.

Dr. Brown recognizes the fast approaching difficulties of improving MD and HD fuel economy, especially with the distinctly unique purposes of MD/HD vehicles.  Industry engineers must drastically differentiate designs for chassis, engines, and after-treatment systems in order to produce multi-purposed HD vehicles, especially when they must reside within the emissions regulations of the HD National Program.

Dr. Brown is a former SAE International President and current Vice President and Chief Technologist for Delphi.  He also has served on several committees, including ones for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Deere & Company.  Dr. Brown’s reputation precedes him as he shares what he thinks will move the industry forward in reducing MD/HD fuel consumption.

In order to hear Dr. Brown’s pertinent lecture, sign up for the SAE 2014 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress at

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