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SAE International Webcast Addresses Fuel Economy Challenges

WARRENDALE, Pa., Nov. 10, 2008 - SAE International’s Automotive Engineering International (AEI) magazine is bringing together a panel of experts to offer insight on the fuel economy challenges facing the automotive industry.

The presentation titled, “Meeting the Fuel Economy Challenge: What’s in Store for Tomorrow,” will be delivered in a telephone/Webcast format, Nov. 19, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., ET.  Sponsorship is provided by Ticona. 

Organizer and moderator Mike Omotoso, Senior Manager, Global Powertrain Forecasting, J.D. Power and Associates, will join the following speakers:

  • Salvatore C. Scuderi, President, The Scuderi Group  
  • Deron Lovaas, Vehicles Campaign Director, Natural Resources Defense Council  
  • Johannes-Jörg Rüger, Vice President, Engineering, North American Diesel Systems, Robert Bosch LLC

Topics will include:  

  • Fuel economy challenges from OEM and supplier perspectives  
  • How to meet 2020 CAFE standards  
  • Technology solutions and associated costs  
  • Forecast of light vehicle sales by fuel type from 2008-2015  
  • Comparison of gasoline, diesel and hybrid technologies  
  • Evaluation of real-world fuel economy compared to EPA mileage

Participation is recommended for automotive powertrain engineers and program managers; Tier 1 and Tier 2 supplier engineers and managers; hybrid vehicle program and product managers; automotive industry analysts; and vehicle line executives and product planners.

Fee is $179; SAE Sections and student chapters can participate for $149.  Fee will be waived for reporters who receive accreditation; please e-mail your request to

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