20 December 2011
I have a lot of personal highlights from our Drive for Innovation so far, from all aspects of the 13,000 miles we've racked up. I'll detail that separately. But of the stories we've written so far, these below are the ones you found most interesting, in order of most views.
It's impossible to come across an engineer who HASN'T played a practical joke on a colleague or a classmate. Bill Mueller, an Ohio engineer, was no exception.
Katherine Kuchenbecker is the face of women in engineering, and she offers some insights as to why we may finally break through the 5% barrier and get a higher percentage of women into engineering.
The Drive for Innovation is an all-consuming experience, seven days a week. Sometimes we have a little fun along the way, in this case charging a dead battery.
I can't say enough how the nexus of sensors, computers and communications is THE next big thing in technology and culture. Peter Riendeau feels similarly.
The Volt has been a dream to drive. But a third of the way along our journey, the check-engine light went on. Getting it looked at revealed how ineffective the EV support infrastructure is today.
When the Volt "story" became about its battery catching fire, who better to turn to about how to redesign the battery than our Drive for Innovation readers?
GM engineers should be rightly proud of their automotive achievement. But their CEO, in my opinion, needs to be more invested in the value of what his engineers have brought to life.
It's not the sexiest part of this journey, but I think it's one of the most crucial: What are technologists thinking about today's big innovation challenges and how are they meeting them? Here's one of three panels we've convened so far to dive into the issues.
When the media lens trained on the Volt's battery problems, GM said they'd give owners a loaner while the feds investigated the battery-fire issue. We respectfully declined, and here's why.