MobilityForward Challenge

Through the SAE MobilityForward Challenge universities will think critically about emerging technology issues relevant to the mobility industry. Teams of university students will apply engineering and problem solving techniques to propose a solution to a timely and relevant issue in the mobility space. Immersed in SAE International’s WCX™ SAE WORLD CONGRESS EXPERIENCE conference, universities will present their solution in various ways including a technical design presentation and a showcase booth on SAE International’s WCX SAE WORLD CONGRESS EXPERIENCE show floor.

The SAE MobilityForward Challenge is a student engineering design competition in the SAE Emerging Technology Series, which provides an opportunity for students to think critically about current and future emerging technologies in the mobility engineering industry. Each program within the SAE Emerging Technology Series challenges universities to create a team of multi-disciplinary engineers to collaborate, design, present, and defend conceptual designs to industry professionals.

The education objectives of SAE MobilityForward Challenge include:

  • Demonstrate the ability to think critically about current and future emerging technology issues relevant to the mobility industry.
  • Utilize and leverage cutting edge and breakthrough technology to solve complex issues.
  • Conceive and innovate a solution that meets then eeds of the challenge mission within the prescribed timeframe.
  • Present and defend their solution to a panel of industry judges.
  • Communicate their solution on the showfloor at WCX SAE World Congress Experience.
  • Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team to solve a real world problem outside of the classroom.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate technical information using the SAE International Technical Paper format.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use a Preliminary Design Review Presentation to present and defend in-depth conceptual designs.

Additionally, SAE MobilityForward Challenge participants will receive these benefits.

  • Receive a Student Pass to attend WCX SAE World Congress Experience
  • Admission to participate in the Meet the Sponsors reception at WCX SAE World Congress Experience.
  • Access to select SAE International’s Technical Standards at no cost.
  • The opportunity to submit resumes to SAE MobilityForward Challenge sponsors on the Sponsor Portal.