SAE International’s Government Industry Meeting in Washington, D.C., to Feature Panel Discussion, Workshops and Keynote Addresses from Top Industry and Government Leaders

SAE International announces a full complement of keynotes speakers, workshops and panel discussions for its 2019 Government/Industry Meeting, which will be held April 3-5, 2019, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
SAE’s Government/Industry Meeting unites government policy and regulatory makers with auto industry representatives to discuss the effect of government action and regulations for safety, emission control, and energy conservation on future vehicle design.
Keynote speakers will include:
  • Wednesday, April 3
    Lawrence D. Burns, PhD, business advisor and author of Autonomy: The Quest to Build the Driverless Car and How it Will Reshape Our World
  • Thursday, April 4
Amy Walter, national editor of the non-partisan Cook Political Report and a frequent on-air analyst.
  • Friday, April 5
Heidi King, Deputy Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
A joint luncheon panel will be held on Wednesday, April 3 at Noon. “Communicating the Benefits of Advanced Technologies to New Vehicle Buyers” will discuss the perception and communication challenges faced by dealerships and manufacturers when they try to communicate the benefits of today's rapidly evolving technologies (electric drive, safety, autonomy, etc.) to customers. Investigate buyer perspectives, solutions to increase consumer awareness and more.
On Thursday, April 4, at 3 p.m., participants can attend the plenary session, “How are States Influencing Technology?” This session will explore the impact and spread of California's Low-Emission Vehicle (LEV) program, which has expanded to 13 states – another seven states have passed legislation to allow automated vehicles to drive on the roads with seven more states having pending legislation. 
Other topics that will be discussed during the three-day event will include: commercial vehicle safety, crashworthiness, autonomation of vehicles, biomechanics, connected vehicles, new mobility technologies, battery safety in EVs, integration of active/passive safety, and real-world data collection, to name just a few.
CLICK HERE to register for the SAE International 2019 Government/Industry Meeting.
Government/Industry Meeting registrants will receive complimentary access to the Washington Auto Show. Designated one of the nation’s top-five auto shows.
On Tuesday, April 2, SAE International will partner with the National Highway Traffic Safety Highway Administration (NHTSA) to hold the SAE/NHTSA Cybersecurity Workshop. This workshop will bring together experts from critical infrastructure sectors and government agencies responsible for cyber physical systems (CPS), including leading CPS thinkers from information technology, Industrial Control Systems, Internet of Things, Platform Information Technology, and embedded systems. It will address those issues most critical for securing the automobile, including Over the Air, HMI and Wireless carriers, Pen Testing, and CPS. The intent is to bring together government, industry, and academia to collaborate and address vulnerabilities unique to automotive architecture that includes software, firmware, and hardware. Sponsored by Synopsis, the workshop is free to attend with a Government/Industry Meeting registration, but seating is limited. CLICK HERE for more information or to register.
SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By engaging nearly 200,000 engineers, technical experts and volunteers each year, 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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