Automotive Electronics Data Expert
Founder and president of AIRMIKA, INC., Tom Kowalick is widely recognized as a global expert on Event Data Recorder (EDR) technologies. He has been in the center of the international debate over the use of EDR black box technologies for more than twenty years.
He is the author of FATAL EXIT: The Automotive Black Box Debate (Wiley) and six other books covering EDR standardization, legislation and regulation. He was a member of the NHTSA EDR workings groups, helped create the NHTSA EDR research web site and was a panel member on the National Academies project for EDRs.
He presented testimony to the National Academies study The Safety Promise and Challenge of Automotive Electronics and served as an expert witness for the Congressional Research Service (CRS) and Government Accounting Office (GAO). He is a Senior Member and Chair of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics (IEEE) Global Standards for Motor Vehicle Event Data Recorders (EDRs) IEEE-1616 and IEEE-1616a.
He provides background information to major media outlets such as CNN, PBS, NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX News, Minnesota Public Radio (MPR), New York Times, Los Angles Times, Toronto Star, San Francisco Chronicle, Detroit News, Baltimore Sun, Washington Post, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Philadelphia Inquirer, Charleston Post, Electronic Times, U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek and Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, Forbes, TIME, San Diego Union-Tribune, KDKA Pittsburgh, ABC 20/20, USA Today, WIRED and CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360. Kowalick is a blogger at The Institute a publication of the Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Tom is a U.S. Army veteran and was PACE Professor Afloat USS-NIMITZ CVN-68 from 1977 to 1982. He is a proud member of the Raeford DZ Class of 72 with 3000+ skydives