May 27, 2005
GM honours top innovators with annual “Boss” Kettering Awards
Detroit, Michigan – General Motors has announced the 2004 winners of the “Boss” Kettering Award, named for GM engineer Charles Kettering, who launched GM’s Research and Development organization in 1920 and was responsible for many of the company’s innovations in its early years, including the self-starter. The award is GM’s highest for technical inventions and innovations.
Among the awards were those presented for advanced automatic crash notification; advanced digital die technology; the aerodynamic shape developer; a clutch-to-clutch shift control system; displacement on demand; dual tank simultaneous fill system; and hybrid powertrain electric motor integration.