The History of the Future on Display at SAE International’s World Congress Experience

The SAE Mobility History Committee’s "History of the Future" vehicle display, during the 2019 WCX World Congress Experience, will highlight important technologies of the past that have contributed to our automotive present and our current visions for the future of mobility.
This is the second year the committee will be exploring innovation history under this banner. Last year the Mobility History Committee brought the history of autonomy to Cobo Center with their extremely popular “The History of the Future: The Road to Autonomy” display.
This year the committee will attempt to match the success of their initial outing with "The History of the Future: Powering the Cars of Tomorrow.” This display will take a look back at the potential futures of the past, and the reasons why our ideas of power have changed over the last two centuries.
From the cutting-edge steam cars of the early days to the more recent moves back to electric take a walk through the history of power and learn more about the events that have brought us to our present ideas on the future of mobility.
Visit the History of the Future at the Mobility History Booth #2301 and then join us on Thursday, April 11 for presentations about the history of mobility.
The Mobility History Presentations will take place on Apr 11 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Learning Lab on the Exhibit floor. MHC’s featured presentations include:
10:00 a.m.   Ford Specials of the 50’s & 60’s Howard J. Evans
10:30 a.m McLaren Engineering Race Engines Roger Meiners
11:00 a.m.   Spotlight on Designer Alex Tremulis Steve Tremulis
11:30 a.m.  The History of the Future: Powering the Cars of Tomorrow Erika Anden
SAE WCX 2019 takes place April 9 -11 at Cobo Center in Detroit.
About the SAE Mobility History Committee
The mission of the SAE Mobility History Committee is to present the history of mobility in a manner that engages interest and inspires further study and interpretation of our heritage. To accomplish this committee members work to present the history of mobility in a relevant and engaging manner with talks, papers and vehicles presentations at everything from car shows to industry conferences. The committee also works with SAE and other organizations to create educational material and participates in other outreach activities throughout the year. The SAE Mobility History Committee is a part of SAE International. 

SAE International is a global association committed to advancing mobility knowledge and solutions for the benefit of humanity. By engaging nearly 200,000 engineers, technical experts and volunteers, we connect and educate mobility professionals to enable safe, clean, and accessible mobility solutions. 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 award-winning programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.

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1963 Chrysler Turbine

Detroit Electric Chargning 1919

Ford Model T Powertrain Cutaway

Hyundai Nexo FC Propulsion and Chassis

Toyota Prius

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