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SAE International Announces New Programming for COMVEC 17

WARRENDALE, Pa., April 18, 2017 - SAE International announces new programming for the upcoming COMVEC 17 to be held at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare Hotel & Conference Center in Rosemont, Il. COMVEC 17 is the central forum to discuss vehicle and equipment development spanning many sectors, including the on- and off-highway, agricultural, and construction industries. This year’s event provides mix-and-match access to three key symposia delving into the industry’s most pertinent topics as well as several influential technical expert panels.

  • Data Driven Decisions in Industry: With the availability of information at an exponential rate, how should commercial vehicle businesses adapt to remain competitive? This symposium will explore data driven decision making in industry, how the data landscape is changing and posits on the future of business with ever increasing data and connectivity, and potential implications to the industry.
  • Efficiency Improvements for Commercial Vehicles: Continuous improvement on efficiency is critical to creating value for customers in the commercial vehicle segment, for both on-highway and off-highway markets. This symposium provides insights from key OEM’s and suppliers on the impact of efficiency improvements of future technologies as they relate to emission regulations, powertrains and vehicles.
  • Aerodynamics is a major player in trucking efficiency. The effective integration of aerodynamic concepts and technologies into future vehicles will require a multidisciplinary/multi-design point approach. This symposium addresses the current status and future role of aerodynamic design methods, tools and processes.Technical Expert Panels, which are interactive panel discussions bringing technical experts together to discuss the integration and application of technologies addressing emerging challenges faced by the engineering and mobility communities. The panels provide a problem-solving forum for audience members to share experiences, address challenges and explore practical solutions in order to enhance their understanding of items critical to the audience.

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SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 127,000 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 charitable arm, the SAE Foundation, which helps fund programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.