Prof Pietro Perlo, Senior Director
Research Center Fiat
This presentation was given at Future of Electric Vehicles USA 2010 on Dec 07, 2010.
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Pietro took his Laurea degree in General Physics at the University of Torino in 1980. For 15 years he has been contract professor at the Physics Institute of the University of Torino teaching applied optics. In the mid 90', he originated the first world-wide commercial introduction of diffractive and microoptics into the automotive, motorcycles, general lighting and IR systems for intrusion alarm. As director and senior scientist at Centro Ricerche Fiat, he his currently concentrating his interests on the optimal integration of enabling technologies and systems for zero emission mobility. Pietro is the Chairman of the Working Group Automotive of the EU Technology Platform EPoSS on Smart Systems Integration.
Company Profile (Research Center Fiat)
Fiat is active in electric vehicles across much of the organisation.
Dr Pietro Perlo is Director, Technology Division, Fiat Central Research in Orbassano Italy. Fiat Central Research is a cutting-edge organization dedicated to vehicle research, from engines to electronic systems, from production to management. Fiat Group owns Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Fiat, Lancia and Maserati. Fiat has a 20% stake in Chrysler and it can become the majority owner once Chrysler's government loans are repaid. Fiat Group owns CNH Global (which includes Case Construction, Case IH, Flexi-Coil, Kobelco, New Holland, New Holland Construction, and Steyr); and Fiat-Hitachi Construction. CNH is the second largest agricultural equipment manufacturer in the world after Deere & Company. It is also the third largest producer of construction equipment after Caterpillar Inc. and Komatsu.