Dr. Bharat Balasubramanian

In The News: Alabama lays groundwork for future automated vehicles

Advanced technology to make traveling safer and more efficient is the focus of a new project led by the University of Alabama and the Alabama Department of Transportation. Tuscaloosa is the first city in Alabama to install the technology that will collect data for research used to decrease travel time… Read more

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In The News: Alabama universities plug into industry with auto research projects

 Alabama isn’t only a major center for auto manufacturing, it’s also a growing hub for research and development projects that drive future industry technologies. At the University of Alabama, the Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies offers interdisciplinary education, as well as research projects to prepare the next generation of automotive engineers. Read more

Sources: Made in Alabama

In The News: Electric cars, self-driving cars – where is auto industry going?

As executive director of the University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Bharat Balasubramanian is tasked with envisioning the future of the automobile. Speaking at Birmingham’s 10th annual Southern Automotive Conference today, Balasubramanian presented an amusing “news story” from the year 2037 to show how auto technology may evolve… Read more

Sources: AL.com

In The News: UA part of German engineering exchange program

Engineering students from the University of Alabama and four peer institutions in the state will have an opportunity to study engineering in Germany as part of a new exchange program. “This is big business for us,” said Bharat Balasubramanian, an engineering professor and executive director of UA’s Center for Advanced… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News, Birmingham Business Journal , ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), ABC 33/40 (Birmingham)

In The News: UA’s relationship with Mercedes evolves into partnership

As University of Alabama Chancellor emeritus Malcolm Portera tells it, Tuscaloosa was in a “world of hurt” in the early 1980s. The area had lost four manufacturers under the pressure of international competition for steel and the beginning of the end for cut-and-sew textile operations in the state, he said.… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News

In The News: Seeing Safe Driving and Self-Driving as Going Hand in Hand

There is a mechanical engineer and professor of mechanical and electrical engineering— whose distinguished and globe-trotting career has already spanned over 40 years— who can simply and succinctly explain how autonomous driving technologies will actually make it onto a road near you… and sooner than you might think possible …… Read more

Sources: Trucking Info

In The News: Higher Education Meets Manufacturing: A challenge and an opportunity: Stronger research and development ties between industry and academia

From Bharat Balasubramanian’s perspective, the Southeast must be more than a place for efficient, low-cost manufacturers of high-quality vehicles. To ensure long-term success, the region needs world-class engineers doing research and development work at the plant level. Developing such engineers is a major goal for Balasubramanian, an engineering professor at… Read more

Sources: Southern Automotive Alliance