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SAE 2008 World Congress Attendee Wins Dodge Nitro

WARRENDALE, Pa., June 12, 2008 - Ahmad Nasser, a software engineer for Vector CANtech in Novi, Mich. , drove away from the SAE 2008 World Congress in a new Dodge Nitro. 

The car was awarded through a random drawing funded by Dassault Systèmes, whose flagship CAD program CATIA was used to design the Nitro.  Approximately 70 percent of the new vehicles on the road are designed in CATIA.

To enter the drawing, SAE 2008 World Congress attendees participated in SAE International's "Technology Trip Ticket" program. No purchase was necessary, and participants did not need to be present at the drawing to win. 

This marks the second consecutive year that a car has been given away to an attendee at the SAE World Congress.  Dassault Systèmes also sponsored last year's program.