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SAE International Adds Two New Courses to Its Line-up of 2014 World Congress Professional Development Seminars

WARRENDALE, Pa., March 5, 2014 - SAE International announces two new courses that will be added to its professional development seminars during the SAE 2014 World Congress, which will be held April 8-10, 2014, at Cobo Center in Detroit, Mich.

The two new courses, which deal with human factors, include:


(April 7) Developing In-Vehicle User Interfaces: Design Principles and Techniques – This course will provide a systematic design method to develop intuitive and safe vehicle interface solutions. Participants will learn user interaction design steps, tools, and the team synergies required to develop an interface from concept to the final product. The course will use exercises to practice interface design, with example interfaces to cover lessons learned.


(April 8) Vehicle User Experience: Human Factors Principles and Techniques for Design, Research and Development – This course will provide an overview of principles and techniques for designing and developing vehicle interfaces which deliver optimal solutions while avoiding unintended consequences like driver distraction. Case studies and exercises will be used to identify best practices with key human factors design and research concepts that provide an intuitive, safe and effective user experience.

Attendees of SAE International’s professional development seminars held in conjunction with the SAE 2014 World Congress & Exhibition will enjoy special, reduced pricing to the annual automotive conference.

Attendees to the seminars get complete access to SAE World Congress activities for only $40 per day, a savings of almost $400 off the SAE World Congress on-site daily rate and a nearly $1,200 savings for all three days.

In addition to the two Human Factors classes, SAE International will offer more than 25 timely, highly rated and acclaimed courses designed to provide knowledge that help shape careers.

Professional development seminars at the SAE 2014 World Congress include:


Chassis/Vehicle Dynamics
(April 7) Vehicle Dynamic Basics for Off-highway Trucks 
(April 7-8) Introduction to Brake Control Systems: ABS, TCS, and ESC 
(April 9-11) Vehicle Dynamics for Passenger Cars and Light Trucks 
(April 10) Introduction to Heavy Truck Tire, Steering, and Suspension Dynamics 


Design Engineering and Styling
April 7-8) Design of Experiments for Engineers 
(April 7-9) Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) 
(April 7-9) Weibull-Log Normal Analysis Workshop 
(April 10-11)Design Review Workshop 
(April 10-11)Tolerance Stack-Up Analysis 
(April 10-11) Accelerated Test Methods for Ground and Aerospace Vehicle Development 


(April 7)  Exhaust Flow Performance and Pressure Drop of Exhaust Components and Systems 
(April 7) New! Introduction to Contemporary Muffler Design Techniques 
(April 10-11) Advanced Diesel Particulate Filtration Systems 


(April 7-8) Threaded Fasteners and the Bolted Joint 
(April 9-11) Fundamentals of Metal Fatigue Analysis 


Management and Leadership/Management and Product Development
(April 7-9) Principles of Cost and Finance for Engineers 
(April 7) Success Strategies for Women in Industry and Business 
(April 7-9) Managing Engineering and Technical Professionals 
(April 10-11) Leading High Performance Teams 
(April 11) Patent Law for Engineers 


Power and Propulsion
(April 7-8) Engine Failure Investigation and Analysis 
(April 7-9) Internal Combustion Systems: HCCI, DoD, VCT/VVT, DI and VCR 
(April 9-10) Introduction to Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Battery Systems 
(April 9-11) Turbocharging Internal Combustion Engines 
(April 11) Common Rail Diesel Fuel Injection 


(April 7-9) Injuries, Anatomy, Biomechanics & Federal Regulation

For information about the professional development courses offered in conjunction with the SAE 2014 World Congress, visit Or, contact SAE International Customer Service by emailing or calling +1.877.606.7323 (U.S. and Canada only) or +1.724.776.4970 (outside U.S. and Canada).

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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