April 18 - 20, 2023
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Detroit, MI
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Professional Development Opportunities

Take your WCX experience to the next level with in-person professional development courses. SAE courses provide diverse opportunities and offer attendees the chance to connect with experts in the field. Professional development course registration is separate from event registration.

Professional Development Courses - On-Site Monday, April 17 & Tuesday, April 18

Engineering Project Management
Room 357
April 17 & 18
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This course will present how Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) is incorporated into project management framework. Both formal PM and APQP are critical techniques used in product development in the mobility industry today. This seminar will bring these techniques together in an easy-to-understand format that goes beyond the typical concept of constructing timelines and task assignments. The course will explore not only the Automotive APQP process, but also key aspects of PM processes with discussion of both the 10 Bodies of Knowledge of the 6th edition and the project outcome approach of the 7th edition

$1,499.00 Register

Emissions-Related OBD Systems: A Design Overview
Room 356
Monday, April 17
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

On-board diagnostics, required by governmental regulations, provide a means for reducing harmful pollutants into the environment. Since being mandated in 1996, the regulations have continued to evolve and require engineers to design systems that meet strict guidelines. This one day seminar is designed to provide an overview of the fundamental design objectives and the features needed to achieve those objectives for generic on-board diagnostics. The basic structure of an on-board diagnostic will be described along with the system definitions needed for successful implementation

$749.00 Register

Introduction to Highly Automated Vehicles
Room 358
April 17 & 18
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This course is designed to familiarize participants with the technologies enabling highly automated vehicles, and how they integrate with existing passive occupant crash protection systems. You will learn how HAV's perceive the world, make decisions, and either warn drivers or actively intervene in controlling the vehicle to avoid or mitigate crashes. Examples of current and future HAV functions, various sensors used, including their operation and limitations, and sample algorithms, will be discussed and demonstrated. The course also looks at the ethics driving HAV behavior, liability considerations and reviews the current and future regulatory landscape. The course uses a combination of lectures, class discussions, computer simulations, and videos.

$1,299.00 Register

ADAS Application: Automatic Emergency Braking
Room 355
Monday, April 17
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This one-day course is designed to provide an overview of the typical ADAS AEB system from multiple perspectives. A technical overview of the development cycle processes specific to AEB, including system level requirements and design architecture will be presented as well as design considerations for AEB from a functional safety (ISO‐26262) perspective. A general overview of algorithm concepts for the various AEB subsystems will be demonstrated followed by a review of AEB system test and validation methods. Finally, discussion is facilitated toward understanding customer perception and acceptance of AEB at present. The participant should obtain a fundamental understanding of design principles and functional composition for a typical AEB system.

$599.00 Register

Fundamentals of High Voltage xEV, Safety and PPE
Room 359
Monday, April 17
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This one-day course explains EV safety fundamentals, including personal protective equipment (PPE) and how to develop and establish common safety procedures for working around high voltage vehicles. You’ll learn how to safely connect and disable a high voltage system for testing and diagnostic purposes - and during disaster and crash events. You’ll be introduced to various types of EV, their characteristics, architecture, and components, including how to determine critical connection and disconnection procedures. The course explains the tools, PPE, safety procedures, and practices that should be in place, as well as methods to establish new procedures and test PPE. It also discusses how to develop and comply with FMVSS 305 requirements and OSHA PPE guidelines.

$599.00 Register


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