North America’s Largest Technical Mobility Event WCX Returns to Detroit, April 16-18


SAE WCX Brings Technology Experts Together to Advance the Industry

WARRENDALE, Pa. (Jan. 18, 2024)SAE International®, the mobility industry leader in connecting and educating engineers, will host WCX™ World Congress Experience, April 16-18, 2024, at Huntington Place in Detroit, Michigan. For the 118th time (and the 92nd in Detroit), SAE brings mobility experts together to share insight on the latest technical advancements, regulations, standards, and consumer expectations impacting the mobility industry.

The WCX Leadership Summit has been relocated to the Exhibit Hall to encourage further conversations and networking. Topics include in-vehicle artificial intelligence, autonomy, sustainability, interior/exterior design and insightful keynote sessions, including:

  • AI and Automotive: Virtuous, Evil or Are We Just Paranoid?
    Tuesday, April 16, 2024, 8:30 a.m.
    Avinash Balachandran, Ph.D., senior director, human interactive driving, Toyota Research Institute, will share perspective on the use of Artificial Intelligence from technology and business models, as well as potential need for regulation and how this may apply to the mobility sector.
  • The Future of SDV- It’s More Than You Think
    Wednesday, April 17, 2024, 8:30 a.m.
    Jeremiah Golston, senior vice president and head of automotive engineering at Qualcomm, will share insight on the future of software-defined vehicles based on his broad experience in next-generation technologies.
  • SAE Fireside Chat with Ford’s Doug Field
    Thursday, April 18, 2024, 8:30 a.m.
    SAE president Carla Bailo sits down with Doug Field, Chief EV, Digital and Design Officer, Ford Motor Company, for an in-depth conversation on the issues impacting the automotive industry including SDV, UX, talent acquisition and other critical factors impacting vehicle deployment.

In addition, the many Technical Sessions offer deep-dive conversations into technology affecting the industry today, and the future. The WCX Learning Lab features insight from technology industry leaders, while the ever-popular SAE Edge Research Reports Knowledge Bar provides an intimate discussion with experts sharing insight on topics including electric vehicle charging, software defined vehicles, cybersecurity, system engineering and much more.

WCX™ World Congress Experience is the largest technical event developed by the mobility industry, for the mobility industry. SAE experts will be onsite all three days to share insight on nearly every aspect of the mobility industry: from bumper-to-bumper and bits-to-bytes.  Complete event details can be found at

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