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NHTSA Administrator David Friedman, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder among Speakers at Opening of SAE 2014 World Congress

WARRENDALE, Pa., March 11, 2014 - David Friedman, Acting Administrator of the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), will be the featured speaker during the Grand Opening of the SAE 2014 World Congress.

Mr. Friedman will speak at on Tuesday, April 8 at 8:30 a.m. in the AVL Technology Leadership Center at Cobo Center in Detroit. The SAE World Congress will run April 8-10.

As Acting Administrator, Mr. Friedman leads the execution of the agency’s mission to save lives, prevent injuries and reduce economic costs due to road traffic crashes, through education, research, safety standards, and enforcement activity.

Also scheduled to speak during the Grand Opening will be Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, who became the state’s 48th governor when he was sworn into office on Jan. 1, 2011.

Helmut List, Chairman, AVL, also will provide remarks during the opening ceremonies.

Hyundai will serve as Host Company; and Tier One Strategic Partner for the event is Delphi. With a theme of “Creating New Possibilities,” the SAE 2014 World Congress assembles the best talent in the automotive industry; experts, management teams, engineers, and executives alike gather to collaborate and address these current challenges, celebrate evolution and achievement over the last 100+ years, and promote the multitude of opportunities fundamental for a successful future.

For more information about the SAE 2014 World Congress, visit; to request press credentials, call 1-724-772-8522 or email .

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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