Predicting the future can be a precarious proposition. But it’s a living – at least it is for Mike Gauthier. Gauthier is director-Corporate Technology North America for Siemens VDO Automotive. That’s his title, anyway. His job is to act as a futurist, to take the pulse of technology development worldwide and predict how it ultimately will impact the auto industry. He keeps tabs on everything from organic semiconductors to nano technology and what auto makers think about it. The theory ...

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