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SAE International Announces New Vehicle Dynamics Award – Honors Inventor Magnus Hendrickson

WARRENDALE, Pa., Feb. 26, 2015 -

SAE International announces a new award that recognizes individuals or teams whose efforts in commercial vehicle dynamics represent true innovation and have created significant, lasting change in the commercial vehicle industry.

Funded by a generous gift from Hendrickson, the SAE International/Magnus Hendrickson Innovation Award honors renowned inventor and businessman Magnus Hendrickson, who founded Hendrickson Motor Truck Company in 1913.

Honorees for the award will be an individual or team (SAE International member or non-member) whose research and/or practical application represents unique, original concepts that when applied to vehicle dynamics, cause significant, positive change and elevate vehicle dynamics to new levels of innovation.

Nominees must have earned at least one U.S. Patent that represents an original concept or design and qualifies as a significant engineering achievement in vehicle dynamics for the commercial vehicle industry.

SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 137,000 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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