SAE International Holds Pathway to Autonomy Event

As the ultimate knowledge source for automotive, aerospace and commercial vehicles, SAE International has developed the six levels of driving automation and will continue to serve as the technical and standard development resource for the future of autonomous vehicles.  Supporting this leadership position, the organization held an event – Pathway to Autonomy – to showcase resources available to the mobility industry.

“The work and guidance our committees, members and staff are developing for autonomous vehicles within the various sectors of mobility engineering affect the safety, manufacturing and ultimately consumer acceptance of this technology around the globe,” said David Schutt, CEO.  “With headquarters in the Pittsburgh region, these efforts will have both direct economic impact as well as national and global impact through future developments of this vital and useful technology.”

During the Pathway to Autonomy event several vehicles and drones were on display highlighting the development process to date.  Companies on site included:

  • Perrone Robotics provided autonomous vehicle test drives
  • Chevrolet presented a Chevy Bolt showcasing the status of electric vehicles
  • SkEyes Unlimited provided demonstrations on its LIDAR and 3D mapping technology
  • Kettering University, Flint, MI showcased their student developed vehicles including those submitted for Formula SAE

“The standards developed through SAE International have led to significant advances in autonomous vehicles including self-parking guidance, lane assist, self-brake technology and electric vehicle charging couplers.  We anticipate additional ground-breaking standards for the autonomous vehicle industry and look forward to leading the country’s safe development of the technology,” said Jack Pokrzywa, Director, Global Ground Vehicle Standards.

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About SAE International

SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 127,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. SAE International acts on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.

SAE International has 700 standards development technical committees and 17,000 technical professional volunteers worldwide.  They serve every aspect of the industry from vehicle design and integration to build, manufacture, operate, and maintain; and they address critical issues on everything from fuel to weather conditions, materials to electronics, engine power to energy mandates.


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