Academic Credentials
  • M.S.E., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1975
  • B.S.E., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1969
Professional Honors
  • Award for Safety Engineering Excellence, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2007
Professional Affiliations
  • Transportation Research Board Advisory Committee for Congressional Report on the Strategic Highway Research Plan, SHRP-2 (member)
  • Past member, Board of Directors National Safety Council, 1996-2006
  • Past Chair, Society of Automotive Engineers' Motor Vehicle Systems Board, 2004-2008

Mr. Lange has over 50 years of experience in automotive engineering. He specializes in motor vehicle systems architectures, structures, safety, and public health.  

Mr. Lange has worked in the following areas: vehicle structures, advanced architectures and compartment engineering; vehicle fuel economy; vehicle emissions; safety, emissions, and fuel economy rulemaking; restraint system performance; vehicle safety and emissions policy development; vehicle technology development and application patterns; collision causal factors and collision typology; collision and injury risk assessment; occupant performance (restraint use, behavior modification, driver distraction in controls application, task time and glance duration, cell phone use, the human/machine interface, and alcohol impairment); owners' manuals and warnings; vehicle dynamics, responsiveness, and control; chassis systems and collision avoidance (anti-lock brake systems [ABS], electronic stability control [ESC] systems, emergency brake application); rollover vehicle dynamics, occupant kinematics, and injury mechanisms; autonomous sensor-based and cooperative wireless collision avoidance technologies; dynamic collision response for vehicles and occupants in planar and rollover events; occupant protection technologies (energy-absorbing structures, active and passive restraint systems); inflatable restraint and sensor system design, performance, and specifications; fuel system design and performance; post-collision performance and responses; motor vehicle safety certification; policy approaches to motor vehicle safety; consumer metrics; rule making; and defect investigations.