SAE International’s New Meetup Asks the Question “How and When will Automated Vehicles Reduce Freeway Congestion?”

SAE International announces a new Meetup that explores the impact of automated vehicles (AV) on freeway congestion.

Hosted by SAE – Innovations in Mobility, “HOW and WHEN AV’s Will Reduce Freeway Congestion” will be held Tuesday, Aug. 28, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Prospect SV, 1608 Las Plumas Ave., San Jose, Calf.

Author and Professor Dr. Allen Fuhs will host the event. Dr. Fuhs will talk about how concepts like quantum mechanics are used to produce models for traffic behavior and congestion. AVs and platooning are potential grails that hopefully will make life better for all.

Dr. Fuhs earned his PhD at CalTech after growing up in New Mexico and serving almost four years in the Navy during the Korean War. Dr. Allen is an SAE Fellow, from which he was awarded the SAE Teetor Award for excellence in teaching. He rediscovered the antiprism cube and was developed by him in assisting Sigma Xi, the National Research Society, in a nation-wide STEM project.

Dr. Fuhs now is semi-retired after a teaching career including 21 years as an engineering professor at the Naval Postgraduate School. He has written 11 books, the most recent two being a 1,000-page book simply titled “Tsunami”, and a book on “Hybrid Automobiles”. He recently received coverage in the Los Angeles Times and other newspapers detailing his theory on towing tabular icebergs to solve our drought problem.

Food and beverages will be provided. To learn more or to register, visit

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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