SAE International World Congress on Future Mobility Comes to Detroit’s Cobo Center This Week

Troy’s SAE International, an organization of scientists, engineers, and practitioners that works to advance autonomous vehicle and system knowledge, will host its 2019 World Congress (WCX) this week Tuesday through Thursday at Detroit’s Cobo Center.
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SAE International’s 2019 World Congress future mobility conference will be held at Cobo Center this week. // File photo

Troy’s SAE International, an organization of scientists, engineers, and practitioners that works to advance autonomous vehicle and system knowledge, will host its 2019 World Congress (WCX) this week Tuesday through Thursday at Detroit’s Cobo Center.

The event is expected to attract more than 10,000 engineers and executives who work for OEMs, suppliers, startups, and others. There will be 1,127 planned presentations and 1,068 planned technical papers.

“SAE International’s WCX event is built by and for the most forward thinkers in the automotive industry,” says Gretchen Stokes, event manager of SAE International. “Through interactive panel discussions and displays, technical sessions and leading-edge speakers, we strive to cover every corner and technology of our industry, including IoT, big data and connectivity, automated and unmanned vehicles, safety, blockchain and powertrain, sustainability, and cybersecurity.”

Charles Payne, host of “Making Money” on Fox Business, is one of the keynote speakers. He is CEO and principal financial analyst of Wall Street Strategies, an independent stock market research firm. He will discuss disruptions impacting the mobility industry, China trade deal, and tariffs.

Erez Dagan, executive vice president and strategy of Mobileye and vice president of Intel Corp., is the other keynote speaker. He will discuss Mobileye’s perspective on the future and how artificial intelligence is enabling technologies such as autonomous driving and real-time mapping.

Executives will participate in the Leadership Summit roundtable discussions that will cover business issues driving quality, performance, safety, design, development, and cost optimization of mobility.

Connect2Car Roundtables will cover autonomous vehicle regulation, privacy and customer acceptance of data monetization, and the future of vehicle interiors.

TechTalks will cover using motorsports to test autonomous vehicles, trends shaping the future of mobility, and trends that are shaping the future market.

Other roundtables will discuss how women are leading new mobility, developments in ICE, and where executives are spending resources.

SAE will offer automated vehicle rides in Cobo Center’s Hall B, and J.D. Power will present two new automotive engineering awards.

Registration for the expo only is free. Registration options are available here, and more information on the World Congress is available here.

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