Six General Motors engineers have earned national recognition with the Society of Automotive Engineers'' (SAE) first-ever Environmental Excellence in Transportation (E2T) Award.
The SAE''s E2T Award recognizes individuals and their ingenuity in developing innovations that reduce the transportation industry''s impact on the environment.
The awards were announced last week at the 2001 SAE Government/Industry Meeting.
SAE awarded an E2T Award for GM''s innovative Oil Life System, a device that
will give consumers an accurate and reliable way to monitor engine oil life.
The Oil Life System will help reduce consumers'' appetite for oil, protect the environment and save consumers money while still ensuring that engines are properly maintained. The system is scheduled to be on all new North American vehicles by model year 2003.
GM engineers honored were Karl Gilgenbach, Bob Krokosky, Tiny Traylor, Leonard Sackett, Shirley Schwartz and Donald Smolenski.
The Oil Life System was recognized in the Service, Maintenance and Logistics category of the E2T Awards.
SAE International, is an organization of nearly 80,000 members.
by Virginia Sutcliffe