NEW YORK--(AutomotiveWire)--Oct. 18, 2001--The winners of the prestigious Popular Mechanics 2002 Design & Engineering Awards were announced by Editor-in-Chief Joe Oldham.

The Awards honor innovation, invention, design and engineering in the five fields covered editorially: automotive, technology, home improvement, outdoors, and science. The sixteen winners will be featured in the December issue of Popular Mechanics magazine.

This year's Design & Engineering Award winners run the gamut from a portable human organ-preservation system to a highly energy-efficient clothes washer/dryer; from a process that converts old car tires into fuel to the most powerful ATV on the market.

This year's honorees are as follows:

2002 Ford Thunderbird
2002 Chevrolet Avalanche & Cadillac Escalade EXT
2002 Jeep Liberty
2002 Harley-Davidson VRSCA V-Rod
Armstrong ArmaLock Laminate Flooring
Yamaha WaveRunner FX140
Brookhaven National Laboratory Non-Stoichiometric ABS Alloys
TransMedics Portable Organ Preservation System
Integrated Technology Group Tire to Oil Conversion Process
Kodak DX3900 Digital Camera
Kenwood Sovereign Entre
Microsoft Xbox
Schrade iQuip
Zenith 60-inch Plasma Display
John Deere SST Lawn Tractor
Whirlpool Duet HT Washer and Dryer