SAE International Mobility History Committee to Feature Four Activity Areas, Discussions and Presentations During WCX World Congress Experience

The SAE International Mobility History Committee will host four areas featuring presentations, sessions and displays during the WCX World Congress Experience, which will be held April 10-12 in Detroit.

Area 1, The SAE Journey Area: Will feature two vehicles and one display.

  • 1923 Stanley Steamer
  • 1934 Chrysler Airflow
  • “The Evolution of Crash Testing” by Autoliv
  • The 1918 Liberty Truck: thanks to the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission

Area 2, Booth 14001: Will feature a History of the Future Display of nine historic vehicles whose innovations paved the fascinating road toward autonomy.                      Vehicles will include:

  • 1918 Detroit Electric Brougham: silent, simple operation
  • 1912 Cadillac Model 30: first electric starter and complete electrical system
  • 1916 Scripps Booth Model C: early use of speed control
  • 1956 GM Firebird II: mid-century autonomous concept
  • 1960 Cadillac Coupe DeVille: first automatic speed control
  • 1979 Cadillac Seville: first microprocessor
  • 1988 Cadillac Voyage Concept: arrival of navigation and vehicle tracking
  • 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe: “The Boss”: Autonomous Driving becomes reality
  • 2014 Chevrolet EN-V 2.0: self-driving with V-2-X connectivity


Area 3, The Learning Lab: Will feature three talks on Thursday, April 12, 10 a.m.-Noon. They will include:

  • “The Evolution of Crash Testing” by Doug Stein, Autoliv
  • “The History of the Future: The Auto World from Slow to Supersonic” by           Dr. David  E. Cole, Chairman & Founder of AutoHarvest Foundation, SAE Fellow
  • “The History of the Future: The Road to Autonomy” by Erika Andén, SAE MHC

Area 4, Room 331B: Will feature four presentations from 1-4 p.m. on Thursday, April 12.

The sessions are:

  • 1-1:45 p.m. – Early Aerodynamics and Streamlining by David Rand
  • 1:45-2:30 p.m. – The World War I Liberty Truck by Dennis Skupinski
  • 2:30-3:15 p.m. – Cars and Culture by Al Bosley
  • 3:15- 4 p.m. – Theory and Operation of Steam Cars by Joe Fedullo

SAE’s Mobility History Committee always is looking for new members. To learn more about MHC’s presentations or SAE International membership, visit the MHC Booth 14001.

To learn more about MHC membership, e-mail or  

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. We act 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™.

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