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The WCX News page is your source for the latest WCX event details including keynote annoucements, technical programming developments, and much more.

Plus, while staying abreast of event details get a sneak preview into the technical content through a series of articles covering the feasibility of connected vehicles and automous driving. From specialized engineers to technology executives, and from OEMs to suppliers, decision-makers and disruptors, mobility industry professionals gather in Motor City for three days of interactive learning, expert insight, and technological inspiration and innovation.
 
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Forbes

Creating Autonomous Vehicles That Think Like Humans

Apr 11, 2019 - Utopia is one of those goals often dreamed of, but rarely achieved. But in attempting to create the technology aimed at achieving autonomous vehicles that can “think” like humans, Israeli tech company Mobileye is chasing that dream.

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TU-Automotive

Faster Forward: AV Engineers In Battle To Win Consumer Trust

Apr 12, 2019 - Even as the innovations powering fully autonomous vehicles surge forward, the Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress, a gathering of safety regulators, carmakers and start-ups, heard how the industry has yet to gain the trust of consumers.

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Associated Press

Public gets to take free ride in self-driving car in Detroit

Apr 5, 2019 - Members of the public got the chance Friday to take a free ride in a self-driving vehicle as part of an effort to clear up confusion about the technology. Hundreds signed up for the 6-minute journey that led riders through a course set up inside a Detroit convention center.

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Social Media

Day 3: Twitter Moments at WCX

April 11, 2019 - And just like that, it's the last day of #WCX19.

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Article

WCX 2019: IAMTS association will establish standardization and testing for connected vehicles

Apr 10, 2019 - The China Automotive Technology and Research Center Co., Ltd. (CATARC), TÜV SÜD Group, and Shanghai SH Intelligent Automotive and International Transportation Innovation Center (ITIC) have joined with SAE International to establish the International Alliance for Mobility Testing and Standardization (IAMTS).

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Article

WCX 2019: Validation can’t replace roadway tests

Apr 10, 2019 - Validation is necessary for certifying safety, but real-world tests are still necessary.

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Article

WCX 2019: Mobileye’s quest for super-human perception

Apr 10, 2019 - As humans obey traffic rules and follow a framework of cautious driving to a large extent, autonomous vehicles function by anticipating possible driving hazards and risks with so-called ‘super-human perception.’

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Social Media

Day 2: Twitter Moments at WCX

April 10, 2019 - Day one was a success, now follow along with day two!

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Article

WCX 2019: Start your self-driving racecars

Apr 09, 2019 - The world’s first competitive field of driverless race cars is set to debut in side-by-side racing in the spring of 2019.

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Article

WCX 2019: Cybersecurity hackers help vet vehicle systems

Apr 09, 2019 - Freelance “whitehat” hackers are a key cog in a General Motors program aimed at ferreting out computer-system attacks.

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Article

WCX 2019: The AV “Money Race” is on

Apr 09, 2019 - Financial expert kicks off SAE’s WCX ’19 with bullish forecast of Automated Vehicle market.

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Article

WCX 2019: Regulators grapple with autonomous challenges

Apr 09, 2019 - Autonomous-vehicle rules must be comprehensive, but they must also be flexible to allow technology to develop along several paths.

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Social Media

Day 1: Twitter Moments at WCX

April 9, 2019 - Stay on top of the latest tweets and event happenings through our WCX Twitter Moments!

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WCX Pre-Event Coverage

Article

2019 HEICE Symposium kicks off week of valuable engineering insights

Eighth-annual high-efficiency internal combustion engine (HEICE) symposium great lead-in for SAE World Congress, focusing on long ICE future.

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Article

Engine researchers: 50% gasoline-engine efficiency in sight

With the potential for a near-20% efficiency improvement over today’s best gasoline engines, developers say their sophisticateddirect-injection compression-ignition engine can be better and cheaper than diesels and hybrids.

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Article

Engineers balance today’s programs with tomorrow’s mobility future

With WCX 2019 about to kick off, we asked industry engineers what’s on their development front burner.

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Article

Solving the Propulsion Puzzle

Never has vehicle propulsion strategy been so dynamic—and hotly debated—as it is today. And nowhere will engineers working in this space find a better place to learn about future directions than at SAE’s 2019 WCX, the annual World Congress Experience taking place April 9-11 at Detroit’s Cobo Center. 

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Article

Powering Back to the Future

Rotaries, gas turbines, hybrids—even nukes! Propulsion tech from the past, present, and beyond the horizon is revealed at the SAE Mobility History display at WCX’19 starting April 9.

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Article

Meet the Women on the Leading Edge of Mobility at WCX™ 2019

At WCX 2019, thought leaders from a range of forward-focused organizations and startups share how they are changing the future—and the culture—of automotive mobility at the Women’s Panel and Networking Breakfast.

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Media

SAE International WCX World Congress Experience to Showcase Innovative Technology from Start-up Companies

SAE International announces a new exhibitor pavilion at the 2019 WCX World Congress Experience that will feature innovative technology from start-up companies in the automotive engineering industry.

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Article

WCX™ 2019 Provides the Technical Content to Prepare for the Evolving Workforce

The workforce across the automotive mobility industry is changing rapidly. In the face of this evolution, professionals need ways to prepare for tomorrow’s challenges. But to respond to the industry’s new demands, you first have to identify them.

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Article

Mobility Industry Executives Answer 5 Big Questions in WCX™ 2019 Webcast

What challenges will need to be overcome to achieve both OEM goals and consumer acceptance of technology integration? Gain insight on the big questions from the leaders of five organizations in the WCX 2019 webcast “The Automotive Ecosystem: What’s Driving the Next Five Years?”

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Media

J.D. Power to Debut Two New Automotive Engineering Awards at SAE World Congress Experience in Detroit

SAE International announces that J.D. Power will present two new automotive engineering awards during the 2019 WCX World Congress Experience, which will be held April 9-11 at Cobo Center in Detroit.

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Media

Metro Detroit residents invited to experience the future with a ride in a self-driving car

SAE International, PAVE and Metro Detroit’s Dataspeed, Inc., to provide free rides in self-driving cars at Cobo Center, April 5-7

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Learn How Roborace Shifts Progress Into High Gear at WCX™ 2019 TechTalks

Roborace Chief Strategy Officer Bryn Balcombe, a TechTalk presenter at WCX 2019, discusses how the world’s first competition for human/AI teams will serve as a platform to test the development of automated driving systems.

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Article

What Does the Future Hold for Mobility

The mobility industry progresses every day—do you have a plan to adapt and advance in a rapidly changing field? We asked a few experts leading sessions and Leadership Summit discussions at  WCXTM for insights so you can prepare for the challenges and opportunities in 2019 and beyond.
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Media

WCX Registration Open

SAE International announces that registration now is open for the 2019 WCX: World Congress Experience. The future of mobility is constantly in motion, and nowhere is the spirit of innovation and exploration more evident than at WCX World Congress Experience.
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