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Thought Leaders from across Mobility Industries will Headline the SAE International AR/VR Technologies Symposium in UK

WARRENDALE, Pa., July 13, 2015 -

SAE International’s Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) Technologies Symposium will show attendees how to integrate design, manufacturing and final assembly of augmented and virtual technologies into the digital threads of their organizations.

This event will take place Nov. 5-6 at The NEC Birmingham, in Birmingham, United Kingdom. This symposium also will show:

·         How to show an economic value proposition for using AR and VR within your company's advanced manufacturing enterprise

·         Previous experiences, challenges, and solutions from experts in other industries utilizing AR or VR

·         The future outlook of AR and VR for the mobility industry

Provoking thought-leaders from the aerospace, automotive, commercial vehicle and marine industries will share their insight through informative presentations. Confirmed event speakers will include:

·         Francois Guillaume, Airbus Group

·         Yvan Baudin, Airbus Group

·         Birgit Schulze, Berktold Barco Inc.

·         Lorrie Sivich, Boeing Commercial Airplane

·         Paul Davies, Boeing Research & Technology

·         Yann Bouju, DCNS Group

·         Elizabeth Barron, Ford Motor Company

·         Dr.-Ing. Nils Petersen, German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)

·         Brian Waterfield MSc, Jaguar LandRover

·         Mary Claire McLaughlin, Newport News Shipbuilding

·         …and many more to come

The symposium also will feature a technical tour of Jaguar Land Rover’s Virtual Engineering Centre. During the tour, attendees will learn how Jaguar Land Rover is utilizing VR to design prototypes to the last detail, without making them in solid form, and to see how they look and work from all angles within their Virtual Reality facility. Fee for the tour is $45.00. To learn more, click here.

Symposium organizers include representatives from Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, a part of Sheffield University; The Boeing Company; EADS Innovation Works; Ford Motor Company; John Deere and Company; Jaguar Land Rover; and Perey Research and Consulting. This year’s symposium will be co-located with the Advanced Engineering UK event, which will be held Nov. 4-5 at the NEC Birmingham.

To sign up for the “SAE 2015 Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) Technologies Symposium,” or to learn more about it, please visit

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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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