On-Demand Webinars: Automotive

Evolving Transmission Technology for Vehicle Electrification


With electric drive expanding into the propulsion equation across all vehicle sectors, the role of the transmission is quickly evolving. This 60-minute Webinar from the editors of Automotive Engineering looks at the latest thinking on transmission designs and strategies for the wide range of battery-electric and hybrid-electric vehicles surging into the passenger-vehicle and commercial/off-road markets.

An audience Q&A session will follow the technical presentations.


Justin Hopkins, Product Director, Eaton

Justin Hopkins is currently a Product Director within Eaton’s Vehicle Group. He previously served as the New Product Development Lead, a Global Product Strategy Manager, and a Manager of Advanced Engineering within the company’s Engine Air Management business, as well as served in engineering roles within Eaton’s Vehicle Technologies and Innovation team and the Electrical Components group. Justin’s passion for sustainability and energy systems has led him to focus his career on developing vehicle technologies that enable electrification, improve fuel economy, reduce emissions, and improve reliability. He has multiple patents and publications, including co-authoring a recent SAE technical paper on achieving fast diesel aftertreatment heat-up, and he has presented at the Dresden Supercharging and ITB Automotive Engine Air and Cooling Systems conferences. Justin holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan and master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University.

Joe Mueller, Executive Director of Electrification Development, AAM

As AAM’s Executive Director of Electrification Development, Joe Mueller leads a team of engineers who are bringing innovative automotive electrification products to market faster. Focused on fully integrated electric drive units, the electrification platform team is developing a family of drive units based on an AAM innovative motor and inverter design that is scalable and modular across a range of vehicle applications. Prior to joining AAM, Joe launched several drive-line products into production for the global automotive market as well as worked for a short period on stationary hydrogen fuel cells. With more than 28 years of experience in the automotive and energy industries, Joe focuses on building high-performing teams, utilizing the latest lean engineering principles in design and development. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology and an executive MBA from Syracuse University.


Amanda Hosey, Editor, SAE Media Group

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