Friday, January 14, 2011

January Webinar: The Future of Automotive Propulsion

A large number of people own or drive some kind of vehicle, and everyone would like to get the most that they can out of their investment. This includes the cost of getting to your destination. With the rising price of gas, and the worldwide demand for automotive transportation remaining strong, this is a very significant issue.

STLE's first Webinar of the new year will address this topic, referred to as automotive propulsion. The presentation will cover new fuel-saving technologies such as variable valve actuation, cylinder deactivation, additional forward-speed transmissions, and hybrid powertrains. In addition, vehicles that run on alternative fuels are commercially available, and will be discussed.

The presentation will be given by Dr. Edward P. Becker, a Technical Specialist who works in the Powertrain Division at General Motors. He has more than 30 years of experience, and will be sharing his insight and expertise with us in this presentation. The presentation will last for 60 minutes, with ample time for Q&A.

The presentation will take place on Wednesday, January 19, 2011, at 12:00 p.m. CST. To register, please see the flyer for details. To participate, you will need computer speakers or headphones. Attendance costs $39 for STLE members and $59 for non-members. To register, you will need to sign up on our website if you do not have a Member ID (signing up is free). The registration deadline is TODAY to guarantee your seat in the event. After today, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to participate, as we have a limited number of people that can be in the event at one time. Make sure to view the flyer for all pertinent information about the event. You can also check out our website for more. Full participation in the webinar will be worth 1.0 Education Credits (STLE ECs) which may be used toward recertification. If you have any questions, please call (847) 825-5536 or email us at


  1. Thanks to Ed for all his hard work! This presentation was great and was well received. Thanks also to the audience, which spanned four countries, including the U.S. (with attendees from 13 different states), Canada, Australia, and South Africa.

    If you missed the live event, you can still purchase and view the recording, which includes the Q&A Session. You can do so by visiting, and going to the STLE Store. Under the STLE University Department, you will see all our online education. What's great about online education is that it is available anytime, and you get immediate access to the content. If you need to know something now, STLE is the resource to utilize.

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