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SAE Government/Industry Meeting Focuses on Future of Automotive Technology, Regulations and Legislation

Warrendale, PA, April 11, 2005 - Keynote addresses and sessions that delve into the future of automotive technology, regulations and legislation will highlight SAE's Government/Industry Meeting to be held May 9-11 at the Loews L'Enfant Plaza Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The meeting is designed to discuss how current and future regulations and legislation will affect the design of automobiles in terms of safety and emissions/energy efficiency. Several technical presentations, along with panel discussions will be offered.

The "Automotive Electronics and the Vehicle of Tomorrow," session will showcase Patrick Popp, Director, Electronics and Controls Integration, General Motors Corporation, who will offer a zero-to-five-year perspective; Andrew Brown Jr., Executive Director of Engineering Competency, DTI-Research Labs, and Product Government Affairs & Partnerships, Delphi Corporation, who will offer a five-to-10-year perspective; and Trevor O. Jones, Chairman, Biomec Inc., who will offer a 10-to-15-year perspective. The panel will be moderated by Sarah Kirkish of Ford Motor Company.

Luncheon speakers during the event will include Ellen Engelmann Conners, Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board; and Jayne O'Donnell, Reporter, Consumer Safety Issues, USA Today. Opening addresses will be presented by John D. Graham, PhD, who serves as Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget for the Bush Administration; and John D. Graham, Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, The Executive Office of the President of the United States.

During the event, SAE will hold a 100th Anniversary Reception at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.