By Ms. Cherish Washington (AMC)February 7, 2013
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (Feb. 5, 2013) -- MotoMan George Notaras, described as an ordinary car guy with extraordinary adventures, and known for his in depth reviews of vehicles, showcased the Fuel Efficient Demonstrator and interviewed the team that designed it here, Tuesday.
The FED along with Grace Bochenek, U.S. Army Materiel Command's chief technology officer, and U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center subject matter experts Rachel Agusti, lead project engineer, and Maj. Ian Humphrey, Army program manager for Bradley modernization, will be featured on the broadcast of MotoManTV.
Filming began before lunch and lasted late into the evening. MotoMan learned all about the FED from the engine, tires, and suspension, and also test drove the vehicle with the camera crew.
Unique from all the other interviews on the FED, MotoMan took the time to learn about the team that sacrificed hours and days of planning for three years to create the FED. He expressed that he not only wanted to learn about the FED, but build an enduring relationship with the U.S. Army Materiel Command and the U.S. Army.
MotoMan began his interviews with Bochenek, who he said he wants his audience to get to know on a regular basis.
"So how do you go from Wanye State University to CTO of the U.S. Army Materiel Command," he asked.
"Very carefully," Bochenek responded with a chuckle. "I had an awesome career and if it's one thing I can say for all the engineers, the experiences you get and the opportunities to do such cool things, like work on a vehicle like this, only the government - the Army - offers opportunities like this."
She described the mission that civilians choose to support despite the lower pay in some cases.
"At some point you want to give back to the Soldiers that do so much for our country," she continued.
During their separate interviews, Agusti provided a program overview and discussed several of the technologies on the FED, while Humphrey focused on Soldier survivability and how features on the FED impact the Soldier on the battlefield.
The segment is expected to air within the month. MotoMan can be seen online at www.motoman.tv, and on television via Cable/OnDemandTV, Comcast, DirecTV, Cox OnDemand TV, and more. The show receives nearly 1.5 million unique video views each month.