The Global Brake Safety Council has announced Dr. Brian Hearing, vice president of research and development at BrakeAudit, as its newest member.
Dr. Hearing’s career spans nearly two decades in engineering and defense companies and government agencies including the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). In the private sector he has worked for Raytheon and the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA). Prior to BrakeAudit, Dr. Hearing was co-founder of DroneShield, a manufacturer of acoustic detection systems.
“Our BrakeAudit systems are used by law enforcement, fleet management, eDVIR, autonomous vehicles and platooning,” stated Hearing. “Our goal is to improve braking safety in vehicles, with a focus on detecting brakes with problems – this falls within the testing mission of GBSC.”
Hearing earned his Doctorate and Masters of Science degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), his Bachelor of Science degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and also was a Visiting Researcher at Swiss Federal Laboratories (ETH Zurich). He is the recipient of the Department of Defense Meritorious Service Medal and two National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citations.
Commenting on his new appointment with the council, GBSC’s current Chairman, Scott Lambert said, “The GBSC is very fortunate to have Brian, as we are certain that his experience, insight and determination will serve the GBSC well.”
The Global Brake Safety Council (GBSC) was established with the intent to uphold the highest standards for brake safety and is dedicated to responsible manufacturing in the automotive industry. With upwards of 200 years in cumulative experience, this group of technical experts is composed of professional engineers, OE design engineers, product development and R&D professionals. This team is committed to raising awareness of issues that are critical to public safety through education. To learn more about the GBSC, visit gbscouncil.com.