International Transportation Innovation Center Adds R&D Engineer to Technical Roster

GREENVILLE, S.C., (December 16, 2016) – The International Transportation Innovation Center (ITIC), the R&D and testing provider at the forefront of connected, automated and zero-emission driving, today announced the addition of Andrea Gil Batres as research and development engineer. Ms. Gil lends years of experience developing advanced automotive engineering technologies to bring innovative solutions to R&D projects underway at ITIC.

Andrea Gil Batres

“Andrea is one of the smartest engineers I have worked with and I am so happy that she decided to join our team” ITIC Chief Technology Officer Dr. Joachim Taiber. “Our growing client base requires us to build up R&D talent quickly, and we are glad that Greenville is such a wonderful location to attract talent. Andrea’s passion for innovation and pushing the boundaries in engineering will help propel our customers’ R&D projects from concept to testing to market.”

A recent graduate of Clemson University’s master’s program in Electrical Engineering, Ms. Gil has played a key role in the design and development of a number of innovative transportation technologies at ITIC, such as wireless charging for electric vehicles and cloud-based smart parking. She will continue her work on these projects while also managing other R&D projects at ITIC testbeds around the world. She specializes in technologies related to Internet of Things (IoT), connected vehicles, intelligent transportation systems, cyber-physical systems and wireless charging for electric vehicles.

Ms. Gil has presented her work in wireless power transfer and smart parking application development at a number of industry-leading conferences, including the IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference, the International Conference on Parallel Processing, the 2014 IEEE Electric Vehicle Conference, and the International Conference on Sustainable Automotive Technologies.

From 2011 to 2016, Ms. Gil served as a graduate research assistant at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CUICAR). She also spent three consecutive summers as a research intern at Cisco Systems focused on IoT. In 2014, she was the recipient of Cisco’s “You Inspire Innovation Award.” Other awards she has received over the years include first place in the SAP Global Connected Car Contest; a finalist in the Valeo Innovation Challenge; and Best Student in Electrical Engineering from IEEE El Salvador.

Ms. Gil has a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Clemson University and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Central America University in San Salvador.

About the International Transportation Innovation Center
Established in 2013, the International Transportation Innovation Center (ITIC) is building a global network of open and closed automotive testbeds for the most advanced innovations in connected, automated and sustainable mobility. It offers automotive OEM’s, suppliers, infrastructure service providers, research organizations and startups a multitude of services for developing and testing solutions for transportation megatrends such as vehicle automation, connectivity and electrification in an ecosystem that is safe, secure and confidential. Headquartered at the South Carolina Technology & Aviation Center in Greenville, S.C., ITIC is currently developing a 600-acre neutral automotive testbed for connected, automated and zero-emission driving technologies. Accessible to a large ecosystem of public and private R&D and manufacturing partners from across the automotive and IT industries, the ITIC testbed allows companies to validate their technological innovations to ensure compliance with federal regulations. ITIC is also involved in the design of automotive testbeds in Seaside, Florida; Munich, Germany; and Trondheim, Norway. More information may be found at

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