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Wednesday at SAE 2016 World Congress

WARRENDALE, Pa., April 12, 2016 - Wednesday at SAE 2016 World Congress

Kirk Steudle, Director, Michigan Department of Transportation, will be the opening keynote speaker Wednesday at 9 a.m. in the AVL Technology Leadership Center. Steudle, who will discuss "Future Mobility-Transportation and Technology Fusion," oversees MDOT’s over $3 billion budget and is responsible for the construction, maintenance, and operation of nearly 10,000 mi (16,000 km) of state highways and more than 4000 state highway bridges at a department with 2500 employees. He is also a national leader in the development of connected vehicle technologies, and was the 2014-2015 Chair for the Intelligent Transportation Society of America Board of Directors.

A roundtable discussion will follow at 9:45 a.m. titled “An Executive View of Powertrains Powering the Possibilities,” which will feature global powertrain executives from FCA, Ford, General Motors, Honda, and AVL, covering relevant topics such as roadmaps and key technologies to meet the global CO2 and emission challenges, and roadblocks to implementation.

• Among today’s FEV Innovation Forum sessions is a panel discussing “Controlling Digital Exhaust: Cyber Risk and Security in the Age of Autonomous and Connected Vehicles” (9:45 a.m.). Speakers from Denso International, Continental, Toyota Technical Center, and FEDITC will consider the functional safety related development considerations and implications for connected cars, ADAS-equipped vehicles, and autonomous vehicles as well as the steps being taken to identify and mitigate cyber risk in the automotive industry.

  • Six Technical Expert Panel Discussions will be held today; among them a session on “Autonomous Drving Technologies—How They Affect Interiors Design, Packaging, and Occupant Behaviors?” (2 p.m, Room 251 B). The panel, made up of experts from Johnson Controls, Ford, Faurecia, General Motors, U.S. Army TARDEC, and the State of Michigan, will seek to understand the current research status as applied to automotive interiors, create awareness, and also to discuss the expected future occupant behaviors once these technologies become common in the marketplace.

• Today’s Tech Hub sessions include “Internet of Things (IoT),” (11:50 a.m.) where  Lorie Wigle, Vice President and General Manager, IOT Security Solutions, Intel Security, will present the obstacles involved in securing IoT devices and ways to overcome them, the importance of viewing the entire ecosystem vs. just individual devices, and how and why all industry needs to consider security in its device solutions.

• The SAE Detroit Section Vehicle Event will feature the all-new 2016 Toyota Prius, beginning with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. in Grand Riverview Ballroom B. Speakers from Toyota include Raj Koji Toyoshima, Chief Engineer; Shunsuke Fushiki, Project Manager; Tomohiko Abe, Project Manager; and Justin Ward, General Manager.

• The Career Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and SAE International also is holding two Career Development Sessions from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. in room 141. The presentation “Can You Hear Me Now? Exploring Corporate, Geographic & Demographic Culture Communication” will be moderated by Carla Bailo, Assistant Vice President of Mobility Research & Business Development at The Ohio State University and Vice President–Automotive for SAE International, and feature panelists from Toyota and General Motors. David Coe, Director of Technical Strategy, Automotive, Microsoft, will then discuss “The New PII: Partnership, Influencers and Innovators.”

• The 10th annual A World In Motion JetToy competition will welcome elementary-age students to compete in distance, accuracy, weight carrying, and timed events from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Hall D.