Take a Closer Look in the Learning Lab

Get unprecedented interaction and go one-on-one with new technology from exhibitors in the Learning Lab. You’ll discuss the latest innovations in mobility products with engineers and suppliers in an intimate theater venue, as well as have the opportunity to ask questions and experience hands-on demonstrations.

Learning Lab Event-at-a-Glance

April 9


Day 1
10:00- 10:30 a.m.

Honda Mobility Collaboration Garage

CJ Saigusa, Honda R&D Americas, Inc.

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Functional Safety Influencing Autonomous Vehicle Engineering

Mark Chambers, PLATO NA

11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Trends in Battery System Testing

Joel Stanley, Horiba

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Tailoring Autonomous Tech to Fit the Business (Not the Other Way Around)

Gil Hellmann, Wind River

12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

GAMIC Competition

GAMIC will again have its finals at WCX on April 9 at COBO Hall in Detroit. Twelve finalists will be judged by OEM and Tier 1 executives as well as seasoned entrepreneurial experts. Learn more below.

5:00 - 5:15 p.m.

GAMIC Winners Announced

April 10


Day 2
9:45 - 10:30 a.m.

Expanding the Conversation: PAVE and the Need to Inform the Public about Automated Vehicles

Grayson Brulte, PAVE

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

IAMTS Overview

John Tintinalli, SAE International

11:00 - 11:30 p.m.

Generating Real World Emissions Testing in the Laboratory

Leo Breton, Horiba

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Software Quality for the Future of Connected Vehicles and IoT

Devon Bleibtrey, ESG

12:00 - 12:30 p.m.

SAE ITC: Industry Consortia Driving Implementation of New Technologies

Laurie Strom, SAE ITC

12:30 - 1:00 p.m.

Understanding Your Product's Competitive Position through Benchmark Testing

Paul Heffernan, Clark Testing

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

See How a Square Ball will Steer you Right

John Sweetwood, CCTY Bearing

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Innovations in Risk Management Connecting Global Mobility Engineering

Mark Chambers, PLATO NA

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Automotive SPICE: How to Ensure ASPICE Success

Ed Neubecker, IBM
Amit Talwar, IBM
Anthony Tisler, A123 Systems
Joe Meagher, 321 Gang
Brett Hillhouse, IBM

3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

C-V2X Use on the Road for Safety and Efficiency 

Jovan Zagajac, Ford (5GAA Member)

4:00 -4:30 p.m.

C-V2X Momentum and Commercial Readiness

Christopher Armstrong, Panasonic (5GAA Member)

4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Using Desktop Methodologies to Accelerate Automotive Software Quality

Ross Dickson, ASTC Design

5:00 - 5:30 p.m.

If can't stand the heat, get out of the engine:Engineering Solutions for Rising Powertrain Temperatures and Pressures

Danielle Rickert, Carpenter Technology Corp.

April 11


Day 3
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Advanced Powertrain Design Development Methodologies

Radha Krishnan, Detroit Engineered Products (DEP) Inc.

10:00 - 10:30 a.m.

The Ford "Special" of the 50s and 60s: A Peculiarly British Phenomenon (Presentation of SAE Paper 2019-01-1255)

J. Howard Evans, Colletronics, Ltd.

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

McLaren Engineering Race Engines

Roger Schaible Meiners, RPMarketGroup, LLC.

11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Spotlight on Alex Tremulis

William S. Tremulis

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The History of the Future: Powering the Cars of Tomorrow

Erika M. Anden, SAE Mobility History Committee

12:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Connected Vehicle Challenge

Whether in safety, navigation, autonomous driving, private-public transit or another area, the Connected Vehicle Challenge will showcase groundbreaking, customer-focused and scalable ideas. Watch as seven finalists present their work to a panel of judges and compete for the top three places.



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Featured Programming

Global Automotive and Mobility Innovation Challenge (GAMIC)

GAMIC will again have its finals at WCX on April 9 at COBO Hall in Detroit. Twelve finalists will be judged by OEM and Tier 1 executives as well as seasoned entrepenuerial experts. The keynote address will be given by Ken Washington, Chief Technical Officer of Ford Motor Company.  The 12 competitors will be shooting for more than $350,000 in prizes (mostly in-kind prizes to speed their North American business time-to-market). They will compete in four categories:

  • Energy and Advanced Mobility
  • Sensors, Actuators, Manufacturing, and Materials
  • New Business Models and Cybersecurity
  • New, High-Value Technology Innovations.  

Join us on April 9 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

2019 Finalists:

Enviro Clean Diesel
Joyride Technologies
Orbitless Drives
SafeMode Tech

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For Attendees

Visit the Learning Lab to take a close look at the latest innovations from major global manufacturers. The exclusive, intimate venue provides an opportunity for you to ask questions and, in some cases, experience a hands-on demonstration.

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For Exhibitors

The Learning Lab is the venue for showcasing your latest solutions through a technical presentation, a new product launch, and a Q&A with attendees. Attendees receive regular updates on presentations via exhibit hall announcements in the exhibit hall, social media channels, video walls, and on the WCX mobile app.