Second Day of SAE International WCX World Congress Experience Features Keynote Speech by Bob Lutz

Highlighting the second day of SAE International’s WCX World Congress Experience featured a keynote speech by Bob Lutz, former chairman of General Motors. Lutz offered a “Look at the Automotive Industry’s Future” to a packed ballroom in Cobo Center in Detroit.  

Among other things, Lutz talked about autonomous vehicles, including high-performance mapping systems.

The WCX Leadership Summit featured sessions on shared mobility; while the WCX Tech Hub included presentations on electric vehicles, hybrid reality, autonomous vehicle interiors and the third wave of the Internet.

The Detroit Section held its annual Vehicle Event during which the General Motors Super Cruise Technology took center stage.

On the schedule for the final day of WCX, Thursday, April 12:

  • Women’s Program – Panel and Networking Breakfast – 7-8:30 a.m.
  • WCX Annual Banquet – Featured Speaker Mark Ruess, Executive Vice President, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chains, General Motors – 5:30 p.m.

For more information and to register for WCX World Congress Experience, visit

Journalists and members of the media can request media credentials by email or calling 724-612-4992.   

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 charitable arm, the SAE Foundation, which helps fund programs like A World in Motion and the Collegiate Design Series.

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