Dana Corporation Announces Participation in Western Michigan University Vehicle Design Consortium

Nov 20, 2006

KALAMAZOO, Mich., Nov. 20, 2006 – Dana Corporation’s Commercial Vehicle Systems group announced today it has joined a new consortium with Western Michigan University’s (WMU) College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

WMU’s Center for Advanced Vehicle Design and Simulation (CAViDS) consortium is aimed at providing breakthrough computer simulation technology and knowledge to the motor vehicle industry, particularly in the areas of vehicle design and analysis. Other companies in this consortium are Eaton Corporation, Mann+Hummel, and L3 Communications. Members also include two government laboratories – the Tank-Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center (TARDEC) in Warren, Mich., and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Knoxville, Tenn.

“The CAViDS consortium provides Dana a unique opportunity to apply WMU’s intellectual and applied research resources toward future product and design advances,