Ralph V. Wilhelm, Ph.D.
Wilhelm Associates, LLC
Automotive Expert Witness, Electronics Expert Witness
automotive electronic systems, safety systems, ADAS, infotainment, navigation, human factors, in car electronic systems, telematics, instrument clusters, center stack displays, sensors/transducers, GPS, diagnostics/prognostics, engine control, closed loop feedback systems, wireless devices, cameras.
Have worked continuously since 1971 in the automotive electronics field in multiple areas: Research & Development, applied engineering, product and manufacturing engineering, expert witness.
Have worked in the laboratory inventing (three patents) and creating new sensors & coatings for automotive use, led small and large engineering groups & Departments, led technical R&D Division.
Have worked for a vehicle manufacturer, captive suppliers, independent supplier, and for eighteen years as an independent automotive electronic consultant working directly with automotive suppliers.
Fields we have worked directly in or supervised include: sensor creation & fabrication, coating technique invention for high volume production, automotive specific head up displays, flat panel displays, instrument clusters, navigation systems, telematics systems, forward looking radar & camera systems for detection, warning, and avoidance, object detection for vehicle sides and rear backup, night vision s...