Become a WCX 2023 Presenter

The mobility community needs critical research and insights like yours to make appropriate decisions that drive vehicle, component and systems engineering development. SAE International invites you to extend your subject-matter expertise to the global industry by submitting a 250 word abstract for WCX™ World Congress Experience 2023. Submissions on the following topics below are due NO LATER THAN by September 13, 2022.

  • Advanced Propulsion / Powertrain / Electrification
  • Body / Chassis / Occupant and Pedestrian Safety / Structure 
  • Automotive Electronics / Automated & Connectivity / Vehicle IoT / Smart City / Infrastructure / Active Safety
  • Emissions / Environment / Sustainability / Thermal Management 
  • Smart Manufacturing 
  • Integrated Design 
  • Materials and Lightweighting for Future Vehicle Development
  • Military Ground Vehicles
  • Motorsports Engineering 
  • New Battery Energy Storage

Submission period:
June 1 - September 13, 2022

If your submission is selected by the SAE committee, you will share your technical paper and present your work at WCX 2023.

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Topics Under Discussion

Advanced Propulsion / Powertrain / Electrification 

Each year WCX brings experts to discuss critical challenge from hybrid/ full electric, Hydrogen  and ICE vehicles.  Around 200 hours of technical content is compiled from experts featuring case studies on technologies involved in motor and power electronics, Li-battery, fuel cells, driveline, engine boosting, fuel economy, fuel injection, and new engine development.  

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Body / Chassis / Occupant Protection and Pedestrian Safety / Structure

As we move from SAE levels 1-5 of automated vehicles, the criticality of occupant protection and safety as well as chassis and structure development cannot be underestimated. WCX Organizers bring critical subject matter experts from OEMs, suppliers and consultants to present at multitude of sessions on issues around human factors, biomechanics, vehicle dynamics, accident reconstruction, pedestrian, vehicle impact, crashworthiness, tires, wheels, lights and restraints. An additional session on fire safety and investigation is in development.

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Automotive Electronics / Connectivity / Vehicle IoT / Smart City / Infrastructure / Active Safety

Critical subject matter experts create 3-days of content connected and safe vehicles.  Sessions will focus on safety-critical systems, L4/L5 autonomy, intelligent transportation systems, software, testing and instrumentation, vehicle diagnostics, simulation and modeling mechatronics, vehicle sensors and actuators, multimedia systems, vehicle information and communication, cybersecurity, IoT/Blockchain, and many other automobile electronics topics.

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Emissions / Sustainability / Thermal Management / Aerodynamics

As the evolution of mobility changes to include more alternative propulsion vehicles, society is asking industry to reduce the global footprint of transportation.  This set of sessions underscores the criticality on technology and strategies for vehicle emissions, environmental impacts, climate control, thermal management, thermal modeling, emissions measurement, end-of-life management, alternative energies, electrification, and Aerodynamics to help achieve those goals.

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Smart Manufacturing

A critical success factor for the automotive industry is the evolution of manufacturing  of ICE and Electric Vehicles. Each year WCX features content that explores the issues critical to smart manufacturing such as Collaborative Robotics, Industry 4.0, Additive Mfg,  Supply Chain, Industrial Internet of things (IIOT) and Digital Twin.  

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Integrated Design

As vehicles turn more software based, the engineering continues to embrace software as part of its toolbox for vehicle design and development.  WCX creates a select set of sessions featuring subject matter experts that address subjects critical regarding future vehicle development and design such as CAD/CAM/CAE, simulation, modeling,  Artificial Intelligence reliability-based design.

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Materials and Lightweighting for Future Vehicle Development

Whether is MPG or MPC, WCX features sessions that are problem solving issues for future vehicle development of ICE, AVS and EV platforms to include lightweighting selection for safety and maximum fuel economy that meet consumer acceptance.  Sessions target materials such as ferrous and non-ferrous metals, composites, plastics, polymers with target focus on interior and exterior vehicle development.   Special focus is given to MMLV and materials for battery development.

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Military Ground Vehicles

This Track serves as a forum to address the unique challenges, current gaps, and emerging technologies related to the design, development, and manufacturing of military ground vehicles. The scope includes modeling, simulation, performance analysis, optimization, testing, and validation.

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Motorsports Engineering

This session focusses on the links between motorsports, the mainstream automotive industry and academia. As such, it is the forum at the WCX where ideas and knowledge involving motorsports can be exchanged between the three communities. This exchange will be accomplished by the use of featured speakers from motorsports, and presentations, both written and oral, of topics deemed to be of relevant interest to the motorsports community in general, and to students and faculty involved in engineering education.

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