Ralph V. Wilhelm, Ph.D.
Wilhelm Associates, LLC
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: sensors, autonomous,, coating technique invention for high volume production, automotive specific head up displays, flat panel displays, instrument clusters, GPS, navigation systems, telematics systems, forward looking radar & camera systems for detection, warning, and avoidance, object detection for vehicle sides and rear backup, night vision syste...