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Headline Speakers and Topics for the 2005 SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Conference set for Thursday, Nov. 3

WARRENDALE, Pa., Nov. 2, 2005 -  

To: Assignment Desk, Daybook Editor, Photo Editor, Business, Transportation and Energy Reporter

Contact: Nancy Lewis, 412-977-2894; Shawn Andreassi, 724-612-4992 or, both of SAE International

News Advisory:

Following are the headline speakers and topics for the 2005 SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Conference set for Nov. 3, 2005, in Chicago at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center (Rosemont). Times listed below are Central Standard Time.

Thursday, Nov. 3

8 a.m. Dr. Stephen J. Charlton, Executive Engineer, Heavy-Duty Engines, Research Dept., Cummins Inc. speaks on "Developing Diesel Engines to Meet Ultra-Low Emission Standards." Charlton's lecture on this timely topic is the 50th annual L. Ray Buckendale Lecture. This lecture series is directed to the needs of young engineers and students with emphasis on practical aspects of the topic.

8-10 a.m. New Commercial Vehicles. See the New Volvo VT 880; The Creation of the World's Largest Production Pickup Family, International Truck and Engine Corp.; Peterbilt Aerodynamic Model 386 (lecture only); The 2006 Diesel Savana/Express Full-Size Van from GM.

10:30 a.m.-Noon. A leading panel of experts discusses "Hybrid Vehicle Trends and Directions" just as the U.S. EPA's hydraulic hybrid prototype is becoming operational. Panelists include Scott W. Davis, Eaton Corp.; V.K. Sharma, International Truck & Engine Corp. Canada; Bill Van Amburg, Westart-Calstart; John J. Kargul, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.