Drive for Innovation is an inspired initiative in partnership between Avnet Express and UBM Electronics. The program, a first-of-its kind media project, showcases electronics innovation and automotive system design anchored by a cross-country journey in a Chevrolet Volt. Begun in July 2011, the project celebrates innovative people, products and places in electronics and technology.

It began with a year-long cross-country journey. Brian Fuller, EE Times Silicon Valley Bureau Chief drove a General Motors Chevrolet Volt to innovation hubs across America interviewing hundreds of engineers, entrepreneurs, innovators, students and the occasional “mad scientist” and blogging and posting video updates about their experiences. As the ultimate road trip unfolded, Brian highlighted the inspiring stories and also detailed the electronics innovation behind the Chevrolet Volt and the future for plug-in electric cars.

The multifaceted program continues in 2012 and 2013, anchored by this website, which features content from the road trip, a drive tracker and an interactive map that highlights the tour. Bookmark us, grab our RSS feed and follow us on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter as we continue to tell stories of amazing innovation and electronics. 
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