Chao, David

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North Shore News, Surrey Now, Vancouver Courier, Vancouver Living Magazine, YouTube AutomotivePress

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David is one of the most experienced automotive industry specialists in North America. He is one of the few journalists with an actual experience working as both an automotive design engineer and automotive production engineer. This means that David knows how to design and build cars intimately and therefore have specialized automotive industry knowledge.

David previously worked as a vehicle evaluation engineer at General Motors headquarters in Detroit. He is also an experienced automotive process engineer (he was the first employee of CAMI GM/Suzuki joint venture plant) and was a former Management Consultant specializing in Supply Chain. David also worked as a project manager for a number of critical projects including Toyota's new CAPTIN plant in BC. David's career started as working for a Toyota supplier in Japan.

David belongs to several professional associations related to automotive and engineering area, including Professional Engineering Associations and Society of Automotive Engineers.

David is a Professional Engineer with post-graduate certificates from both MIT and Harvard Business School out of Boston.

Automotive Press International is a premier syndication service in Canada with outlets in more than dozen newspapers across Canada. Automotive Press also covers specialized materials around engineering, manufacturing, production and supply chain. Automotive Press now has a youtube channel that is growing at a phenomenal rate and it now has a loyal following from viewers looking for something deeper with engineering and technical background.

David Chao is also the official writer for automotive articles in the Vancouver Living Magazine, one of the most highest profile upscale magazines in Canada. The glossy, high end magazine is published quarterly.

http://www.automotivepress.com

Recent Articles:

  1. TOYOTA RAV4 PRIME vs HYUNDAI SANTA FE - WHICH PLUG-IN HYBRID SUV IS BETTER?

    David Chao

    Automotive Engineer and MIT Grad David Chao compares the two new Plug-in Hybrid SUVs: RAV4 Prime vs Santa Fe. Which one is better from an engineer's perspec...

  2. ENGINEER'S FULL REVIEW OF 2022 LINCOLN AVIATOR - Lexus doesn't have a true competitor for this yet

    David Chao

    This is Automotive Engineer's full review of the 2022 Lincoln Aviator, which provides unsurpassed comfort and luxury that makes this a true, all American SUV...

  3. 10 REASONS TO BUY THE CURRENT 2022 LEXUS GX BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE - WHY BUY THE 2022 GX vs 2024 GX?

    David Chao

    Automotive Engineer David Chao provides 10 reasons why you should buy the current generation 2022 Lexus GX 460 instead of waiting for the new generation 2024...

  4. ENGINEER'S AUTHENTIC, FULL REVIEW OF 2023 TOYOTA BZ4X - THE NEW BENCHMARK IN EV WORLD

    David Chao

    This is an authentic, full review of the new 2023 Toyota BZ4X by an Automotive Engineer, David Chao, who has over 30 years of automotive evaluation, testing,...

  5. IS THE HYUNDAI IONIQ 5 BETTER THAN UPCOMING TOYOTA BZ4X? - ENGINEER'S COMPARISON

    David Chao

    The hottest topic these days is the new EVs storming the market with some amazing engineering and design. But which is better? - the already available and i...

  6. 2022 TOYOTA TUNDRA DEEP DIVE // HOW'S THE EXTERIOR QUALITY?

    David Chao

    How is the quality of the 2022 Toyota Tundra? That's the question David Chao - an Automotive Engineer by trade - answers in this "Deep Dive" series about th...

  7. ENGINEER EXPLAINS 2022 TOYOTA TUNDRA DOUBLE CAB - DOES IT REALLY HAVE LESS LEGROOM? IS IT PRACTICAL?

    David Chao

    The Double Cab version of the 2022 Toyota Tundra remains a bit of mystery in terms of its practicality when compared to the Crew Cab which has full-sized fou...

  8. ENGINEER'S EVALUATION OF THE 2022 INFINITI QX60 - FULL AUDIT

    David Chao

    Automotive Engineer David Chao shows how an engineer audits and evaluates a vehicle in a real world by conducting a full test of the 2022 Infiniti QX60. Unl...

  9. ENGINEER COMPARES MAZDA MX-30 TO TOYOTA RAV4 PRIME // "MATRIX" MOVIE STYLE REVIEW

    David Chao

    This is the most creative "MATRIX" movie style comparison review you've ever seen. Depending on whether you've decided to take the "red pill" or the "white ...

  10. GOODBYE 2021 TACOMA TRD PRO - HELLO 2022 TUNDRA PLATINUM

    David Chao

    It's time to say good bye to the 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, and say hello to soon-to-arrive 2022 Toyota Tundra Platinum. Automotive Engineer and MIT Grad D...

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