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New SAE International Virtual Event Explores Global Advancements in Powertrain Technology

WARRENDALE, Pa., Dec. 10, 2013 - SAE International presents the free, online “2013 Global Powertrain Virtual Summit,” which will be held Thursday, Dec. 12, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (EST)

The new and enhanced “2013 Global Powertrain Virtual Summit” still offers registrants - all within the comfort of their home or office - the opportunity to interact with presenters and staff in an online environment that includes a virtual "Exhibit Hall" with customized booths supplying products and services to the industry. Registrants also can attend webcasts and interact with leading experts as they give informative technical presentations and participate in panel discussions.

Now, for 2013, the scope of this free global event is expanded as the “Global Powertrain Virtual Summit.” This year's Summit not only examines the global advancements in powertrain and engine technology for the ground mobility industry but also addresses regional issues, benefits, and advantages on a global scale. The event is hosted by Lubrizol Corporation and content reviewed/facilitated by SAE International.

The Summit will include three, live webcast presentations:




9:30-10:30a.m. U.S. EST
Designing Off-Highway Drivetrains to Meet End-User Demands – Today's off-highway drivetrain requirements are more demanding than ever. Fleet managers need powerful equipment that reduce emissions and improve fuel economy - all while enhancing comfort, safety, and reliability. To keep up with these end-user demands, OEMs and Tier suppliers must innovate through technology. Featuring experts from key off-highway companies, this webcast will address global emission standards, future hardware designs based on performance, and the implications at the component level for these design innovations. Attendees will be able to interact with the experts during the program's live Q&A segment.

Panelists will include:

- Paul Meyer, Global Manager of Tractor Drivetrain Engineering, John Deere

- Rob Smithson, Vice President, Powertrain Innovations Engineering, Dana

- Simon May, Project Manager, Lubrizol

(This webcast is sponsored by Celanese, Honda and IBM.)

Noon-1p.m. U.S. EST
Vehicle Onboard Fuel Additive Systems: Exploring Their Role and Value - Onboard dosing of fuel additives is a proven strategy being used in high-volume vehicle production today. In such a system, a custom fuel additive package is dosed into the fuel on board the vehicle. This webcast will highlight how onboard dosing systems are being used by OEMs and explore additional opportunities for on-board additive systems to solve some of the most demanding industry challenges. Examined will be an application that involves a fuel-borne catalyst that optimizes diesel particulate filter operation. Also discussed will be an application involving an onboard additive system that provides protection against fuel system issues in regions with variable fuel quality. The program will also include a live Q&A.

Panelists will include:



- Thierry Séguelong, Global Market Manager, Fuel Additives & Systems, Solvay Rare Earths Systems

- Magali Pudlarz, OEM Account Manager, Lubrizol

(This webcast is sponsored by Honda and IBM.)

2:30-3:30p.m. U.S. EST
GF-6: The Path to Improved Fuel Economy - This webcast will explore how updated EPA and NHTSA regulations for greenhouse gases and fuel economy, as well as gasoline direct-injection (GDI) engine technology itself, are driving the upgrade from GF-5 to the new GF-6 engine oil specification. GF-6 is designed to address the unique lubricant requirements of GDI engines and improve engine oil's contribution to fuel economy and reduced greenhouse gases. Since both GDI and turbocharged GDI engines are expected to capture 60-65% of the North American new passenger car market by 2019, OEMs are now working closely with oil marketers and additive manufacturers to develop tests to meet the new spec. The webcast will feature a live Q&A with the panel of experts.

Panelists will include:

- Christopher Laroo, Environmental Protection Specialist, EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality

- Robert Proctor, Principal Engineer, Materials Research Division, Honda R&D Americas Inc.

- Martin Birze, Regional Business Manager, Passenger Car Motor Oils for the Americas, Lubrizol

(This webcast is sponsored by Honda and IBM.)

The “2013 Global Powertrain Virtual Summit” is hosted by Lubrizol Corporation and all content is reviewed and facilitated by SAE International. All registrants will be registered to win a free, 16-GB Apple iPad.

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SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 138,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.

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