Connect2Car™ at WCX

April 10-12, 2018 │ Detroit, MI, USA

Why Should You Attend?

  • This new event is your opportunity to experience Connect2Car while in attendance at the industry’s premier event, WCX: World Congress Experience.
  • Listen to thought leaders and forward thinkers from across the industry as they discuss connected vehicles, info-safety, open-source software and driverless technologies, and infotainment.
  • Network with more than 11,000 professionals representing the wide range of specialties in automotive and mobility engineering.
  • Explore unique show floor features:

Who Attends

  • OEM and Supplier Executives
  • Business Management
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering Professionals
  • Research & Development
  • Systems Developers

Emergency Procedures During This SAE Event

During this SAE event attendees are to follow the established emergency guidelines of the facility where the emergency occurs. Based on the location of the incident, report emergencies to the nearest venue representative and/or security personnel if available, or report to the SAE operations office onsite.

Should a catastrophic event occur, attendees should follow the safety and security instructions issued by the facility at the time of the event. This includes listening for instructions provided through the public address system and following posted evacuation routes if required.

In case of an emergency, or a major disruption to the schedule of the event, attendees and exhibitors may call the below number to receive updated information on the status of the event. Updates will also be provided via the SAE website at and event mobile app.

SAE Emergency Hotline

Technical Program

Connect2Car at WCX presents the latest and most critical industry information about automotive connectivity and where it’s headed. Some of the industry’s top minds will converge at WCX to cover the hottest topics and most pressing issues such as: automated driving; integrated transportation; smart cities and smart grids; cyber security; regulatory developments and policies; technology integration; and much more.

With content developed and speakers hand-picked by the WCX Executive Leadership Team, you are assured of best-in-class programming and a concentration of expertise to elevate the conversation. Use your time at WCX to network with colleagues and peers and interact with thought leaders across the automotive technology industry, who are working together to develop the technologies needed to turn mobiity’s future into reality.

Connect2Car at WCX provides programming and technical discussion at every level. Plan your agenda today, and learn more about the topics covered under Connect2Car at WCX. 

Executive level

Director Level


• Note: The Connect2Car track is offered to all WCX attendees at no additional costs.

Special Events

SAE Connected Vehicle Challenge 2018 - Come watch as five finalists present their innovative connected vehicle idea to a panel of industry leaders on the Connect2Car stage. Join us Thursday, April 12 from 1 to 4 p.m. in Cobo Hall, Room 260. The Connected Vehicle Challenge is open to all WCX attendees.