Electric Turbocharging: Future Opportunities for the 12V Aftermarket
When it comes to future car technologies, one of the most promising ideas to keep the internal combustion engine relevant is electric turbocharging. One of the companies at the cutting edge of the tech is Honeywell. This division is clearly very different from the thermostat division familiar to those in home integration, but everything now can benefit from IoT technologies.
Recently, I had the opportunity to hear Rob Cadle, senior director of Electrification and Breakthrough Growth for North America at Honeywell Transportation Systems, speak about the topic. Cadle is the person responsible to help bring OEM manufacturers up to speed on electric turbocharging and how electrification will help vehicles perform better. He is responsible for strategy and business-case development for new growth opportunities, including Honeywell's electric boosting technologies and connected car platforms. In his prior role, Cadle was director for Commercial Vehicle Powertrain, monitoring and analyzing global commercial diesel powertrain technologies and trends where obtaining every last droplet of fuel economy is of the utmost importance. Cadle joined Honeywell in 1998 and has successfully held various positions with increasing responsibility within engineering while launching numerous turbocharging solutions for commercial vehicle applications. Cadle earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kentucky and a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan.