SAE 2014 Convergence

October 21-22, 2014

Detroit, Michigan, USA

COBO Center

Convergence Technical Panel Sessions

Enhancing User Experience to Improve Personal Mobility
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Organized by Ed Griffor, Michael Runyon, Bryon Wasacz.

The abundance of personal electronic devices is causing a shift in individual expectations of personal mobility. These expectations are conflicting: Learn more

A Secure Personal Mobility Experience
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Organized by Tsuyoshi Nakashima, Karina Morley

Recent demonstrations of automotive hijackings using a laptop computer to gain access to the internal control system of the vehicle have illustrated the current security issues and concerns Learn more

Millennials: The New Generation of Employees
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Organized by Jeremy Kearney

The Millennial generation, also known as, Gen Y, is entering the workforce in large numbers with high expectations, extraordinary talents and a great deal of motivation. As great as this may sound, the entrance of Gen Y into the workforce has become a major disruption for companies that have not taken the time to understand Gen Y. Learn more

Executive Visionaries Panel
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Organized by Tim Callard

Comprising the top automotive technology executives from the world's technology integration visionaries, this panel is a terrific opportunity to learn where the industry is heading and what is going to be expected from technology suppliers. Learn more

Future of Technology Delivery
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Organized by Tony Cooprider

As the complexity of automotive EE systems technology continues to grow, the engineering competency models, engineering processes, IT support and mechanisms to deliver that technology efficiently Learn more

External Transfer Trends
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Organized by Harald Wilhelm

With the trend to more driver assistance functions in automotive applications, the requirements for those technologies become more similar to other industries like aerospace, military or IT. Learn more

40-year Look Ahead
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Organized by Takeshi Mitamura, Bill Mattingly, Scott Craig

In 1974 in a paper entitled "The Challenge of Automotive Electronics in the USA," Trevor Jones described his 40 year outlook of emerging car electronic systems, it is impressive how precisely he predicted the convergence of cars and electronics. Now it's our turn to look forward and predict. Learn more