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Tireside Chats: Meeting Industry Members on the Floor at WCX

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Posted: April 6, 2022

SAE International’s WCX is back in-person for the first time in three years, and there’s a lot of buzz happening throughout Huntington Place. We stopped and chatted with a few exhibitors and attendees about their experiences at WCX and what is exciting them in the industry today. Check out what they had to say!

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“Great Design is Storytelling Design” Jon Snoddy kicks off WCX 2022 with Opening Keynote

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Posted: April 5, 2022

How do you create something that not only fits the market need, but is memorable? 

Following the Disney model, as WCX keynote speaker and Advanced Development Studio Executive SVP at Walt Disney Imagineering Jon Snoddy does, means crafting a narrative that fits into the life of the user.

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SAE International’s WCX World Congress Experience Brings the Brightest Minds in Engineering Mobility to the Motor City

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Posted: March 29, 2022

The 2022 WCX™ World Congress Experience April 5-7, 2022, at Huntington Place (formerly TCF/COBO Center) in Detroit, Mich., convenes engineering leaders to explore mobility opportunities and address its biggest challenges. Engineering and innovation leaders from throughout mobility, transportation, sustainability, manufacturing and beyond will gather to share, learn and network to advance mobility knowledge and solutions for the benefit of humanity.

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Metaverse to Motorverse: Shelly Palmer is Sharing His Insights on the Road Ahead

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Posted: March 28, 2022

“We’ve got a chance to invent the future. Is that future three years away, five years away, ten years away, twenty-five years away, none of the above? The answer is: all of the above.” 

Technology and business expert Shelly Palmer shared these words with SAE as he described the focus of his upcoming WCX session, From Metaverse to Motorverse: A Roadmap, which he’ll present April 7 at Huntington Place in Detroit, Michigan.

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Paving the Way to the Future: The Hydrogen Highway

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Posted: March 25, 2022

Imagine you have a 4 metric ton pile of waste sitting on your front lawn. Your neighbors would probably hate it. The surrounding community wouldn’t appreciate it either, and it’s hard to tell your kids to go play in the yard with literal tons of waste hanging around.

It’s tough to imagine such a thing but the reality of waste hanging around is actually closer to reality than you might think. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the typical passenger vehicle emits around 4.6 metric tons of exhaust every year. 

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The Democratization of Innovation: A Look Inside Jeff DeGraff’s Innovator Mind

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Posted: March 25, 2022

Innovation starts as an idea—a tiny seed in the garden of invention. But that seed can only take root with the proper mentality, and the right nurturer to help in grow.

So says the Dean of Innovation, Jeff DeGraff, who has achieved success in bringing innovation across industries by tackling the perceived problems at hand with a mindset for organizational development. And he’s bringing that approach to SAE International’s WCX™ World Congress Experience on April 6 in Detroit, Michigan.

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Disney’s Jon Snoddy is Designing the Future at SAE International’s WCX

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Posted: March 23, 2022

Jon Snoddy has told many stories through design throughout his career, and he’s getting ready to share a juicy one at SAE International’s WCX.

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The History and Future of Mobility on Display at SAE International’s WCX™ World Congress Experience

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Posted: March 22, 2022

For more than 100 years, SAE International has been committed to advancing mobility knowledge and solutions for the benefit of humanity. The 2022 WCX™ World Congress Experience April 5-7, 2022, at Huntington Place (formerly TCF/Cobo Center) in Detroit, Mich., convenes engineering leaders to explore mobility opportunities and address its biggest challenges from both historic and future perspectives.

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SAE International’s WCX™ World Congress Experience Connects the Mobility Industry in Detroit, April 5-7, 2022

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Posted: March 1, 2022

From talks on mass deployment of autonomous and electric vehicles, to supply chain considerations, to the latest in research and development, WCX convenes engineering leaders to explore mobility opportunities and address its biggest challenges.

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An Inside Look at the Next Evolution of Vehicle Safety Systems

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Posted: December 14, 2021

Something big is happening in the automotive industry, and we’re here for it. Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) — combined with regulatory, consumer and societal pressures — are driving the shift to a whole new level of vehicle connectivity and safety performance.

A live roundtable from the 2021 WCX Digital Summit tackled this exciting topic head-on. Led by moderator John Waraniak, CEO and Co-Founder of Have Blue, the Next-Generation Safety Performance: Safety is the New Horsepower session featured a notable panel of thought leaders and influencers from across the industry, who discussed the key safety takeaways in mobility to keep an eye on over the coming decade.

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Evolution of the Vehicle Architecture: What’s Next?

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Posted: November 9, 2021

Domain consolidation has long been a concept just around the corner for the mobility industry. But we’re only now reaching a turning point that requires new thinking about what the E/E architecture of a vehicle should look like for the future. At the recent 2021 WCX Digital Summit, the Evolution of the Vehicle Architecture roundtable discussion explored the speed and scope at which these changes will happen. Here are some of the key takeaways.

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Data and the Connected Vehicle: The Holy Grail?

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Posted: October 8, 2021

Imagine all vehicles on the road — both old and new — linked through a high-speed, low-latency connection to a smart, powerful infrastructure. This vision of the future is radically changing the way we think about infrastructure and the role it plays in the collection, analysis and delivery of data to and from the vehicle.

During the recent 2021 WCX Digital Summit, industry thought leaders came together to explore this topic during the session “Is Data and the Connected Vehicle the Holy Grail or a Panacea?” Here are some of the highlights.

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IAA Munich and the future of 'mobility' shows

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Article originally appeared in Automotive Engineering Magazine in October 2021

Enormous anticipation guided me as I entered the expansive Munchen Messe on Sept. 7, the inaugural media day and official kickoff for the first IAA – Germany’s combination auto show and industry trade fair – to be held in picturesque Munich. The Bavarian city is a far better show venue than drab, industrial Frankfurt, which hosted IAA since 1951.

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Systems Engineering: Fueling a Powertrain Revolution

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Posted: September 13, 2021

As the development of vehicle electrification systems becomes more complex, there is a greater urgency to assess the impact that electric consumables have on internal combustion engine (ICE) and electric vehicle (EV) performance. “The Criticality of a Systems Approach to Today’s Propulsion Environment” roundtable talk at the 2021 WCX Digital Summit explored the challenges and tradeoffs. The panel included several notable executives familiar with the applications and management of electrification on battery and powertrain/propulsion systems. Here are some of the discussion highlights.

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How to Strategize for the Future of In-Person Events

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It’s no secret that the pandemic has turned the world of live events on its head (and then on its back, then on its head again.) But does that mean exhibiting is dead? Not necessarily. Live events are still a fruitful tactic for organizations looking to meet their business goals. When approached strategically, they generate leads, forge business relationships, exchange knowledge and chart a course to the future. 

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