Government/Industry Meeting

January 22-24, 2020 │ Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Special Events

CyberSecurity Workshop

January 21, 2020
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

The intent of this one-day SAE / NHTSA Government/Industry CyberSecurity Workshop is to gather government, industry, and academia subject matter experts to highlight and discuss critical issues unique to securing vehicles and the automotive industry. These issues include:

  • developing robust processes for driving cybersecurity into the product development lifecycle
  • applying appropriate security controls such as penetration testing, intrusion detection systems, firewalls/gateways, etc.
  • securing vehicle interfaces- both physical connectivity and wireless communications,
  • addressing secure Over the Air software updates 

The workshop invites subject matter experts who are working to solve the problems ahead of us and ways we can address these issues. We may never be ‘hack-free’, but we can make significant strides for improvement if we work together on lessons learned from different sectors addressing various issues. The workshop comprises of a series of panel discussions and concludes with a breakout session as the result of an Automotive CyberSecurity Survey to be presented.

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Visit the registration page to register for this workshop.

Legislation, Regulation, Enforcement Workshop

January 21, 2020
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

This one-day SAE / WANADA Legislation, Regulation, Enforcement Workshop offers an overview of America’s lawmaking and regulatory process for international auto manufacturers and suppliers seeking to enter the U.S. market. This one-day event provides a chance to meet and learn from subject matter experts.

Topics will include:


Speakers include:

  • The American system of lawmaking and government regulations
  • Catherine Boland, Vice President of Legislative Affairs, Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association
  • Overview of Federal and state laws that apply to motor vehicles
  • Michael Charapp, Partner, Charapp & Weiss Law Firm
  • Recalls, fines, stop sales and how to avoid them
  • Doug Greenhaus, Chief Regulatory Counsel, National Auto Dealers Association
  • The NHTSA Compliance Assistance Program
  • William Gouse, Federal Program Director, SAE International
  • Communicating with legislators, regulators, and enforcement officials
  • Julie Kang, Investigator, U.S. NTSB
  • State franchise dealership laws
  • George Reagle, Former Senior Official, FHWA, NTSB, NHTSA
  • American customer service best practices for manufacturers
  • Dan Smith, Senior Counsel, Regulatory, Waymo
  • The roles of various state and national regulatory authorities
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ADS Gaps and Initiatives Workshop

January 21, 2020
2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Room 142

SAE International is hosting an open workshop to collect stakeholder feedback for a project identifying needs, opportunities, and ongoing global activities related to the test and deployment of Automated Driving System (ADS) technologies.

Transportation in the United States (US) and across the world will change dramatically from the deployment of ADS technology. SAE International is uniquely positioned to accelerate the safe deployment and to maximize the benefits of these technologies. SAE intends to work with governments and ADS stakeholders to enhance quality of life and transportation safety through the advancement of standards in the public and private sectors.

Please join SAE International and members of the On-Road Automated Driving (ORAD) committee for this infortmative workshop.

Space is limitedRSVP here.

Award Presentation at Opening Keynote Address

Wednesday, January 22
8:30 a.m.
Room 146 AB


SAE International is proud to announce the following awards winners:

SAE/InterRegs Standards and Regulations Award

Established by InterRegs Ltd., the SAE/InterRegs Standards and Regulations Award honors a practicing engineer who has provided significant contributions to standards, regulations or conformity assessment systems for improved safety or reduced emissions in a ground vehicle mobility product.

 Montajir Rahman Ph. D
 Application Specialist & Sr R&D Engineer
 HORIBA Instruments Inc.

Ralph H. Isbrandt Automotive Safety Engineering Award

The Ralph H. Isbrandt Automotive Safety Engineering Award recognizes the author(s) of the most outstanding SAE technical paper or journal article on the subject of automotive safety engineering.  This year’s awardees authored the winning paper # 09-06-01-0005, entitled, “Development of Component Level Transfer Equations of Simplified Human and ATD Occupant Models”.

 F. Scott Gayzik, Ph.D.
 Associate Professor
 Department of Biomedical Engineering
 VT-WFU School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences
 Center for Injury Biomechanics
 Wake Forest School of Medicine

 Berkan Guleyupoglu, Ph.D.
 Senior Engineer
 Elemance, LLC

 Bharath Koya, MS
 Research Engineer
 Department of Biomedical Engineering
 Center for Injury Biomechanics
 Wake Forest School of Medicine



Forest R. McFarland Award

Forest R. McFarland Award recognizes individuals for their sustained outstanding contributions toward the work of the SAE Engineering Events in the planning, development, and dissemination of technical information through technical meetings, conferences, and professional development programs at SAE events or outstanding contributions to event operations in facilitating or enhancing the interchanges of technical information. James Kliesch Environmental Regulatory Affairs Manager American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

 James Kliesch
 Environmental Regulatory Affairs Manager
 American Honda Motor Co., Inc.