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Dave Mathews has over 30 years of experience in automotive controls and diagnostics. Dave has assisted various clients in matters of Propulsion control, OBD Diagnostics, and negotiating with authorities regarding the performance of client’s emissions and diagnostic systems meeting regulatory requirements. At General Motors Company, Mr. Mathews was Global Controls Technical Specialist for Misfire Diagnostic. He was responsible for Misfire detection algorithms, calibration methodologies, and setting requirements to other internal development teams, combustion and hardware groups to ensure OBD compliance. Before that he worked on software and algorithms for various powertrain control and diagnostic functions and was co-chair of the Spark and Knock Product Development Team.
He worked at Delco Electronics in the International business Unit writing software for various Engine Programs and worked on one of the industry’s first electronic throttle control and diagnostic systems. He also worked on improving the software design and build process.
- three-time recipient of GM’s Boss Kettering Award, GM’s highest award for recognizing technical inventions and innovations.
- generated 33 patents in the area of control and diagnostics, with more pending
- led global team located in North America, Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, Italy, and Korea.
- Led training workshops with all global regions where learning was always bidirectional
- help initiate drive for SAE J2901 Misfire Generator Functional requirements
- Designed small torque security diagnostics to secure feature improving idle control
- Designed limp home modes with loss of crankshaft sensor
- Designed quick, simple, but robust engine sync algorithms for engines with large amount of cam phase capability
- Lead software engineer for new inline 6 engine
- 4 cylinder software engineer supporting calibrators’ questions and requirements
- Worked on throttle control safety algorithms
- developed a software design and build process that reduced the time to market for new programs from 3 months down to 2 weeks
- B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University