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SAE 101: WCX 2019

(SAE 101 puts the spotlight on one aspect of SAE International per issue.)
THE FUTURE OF MOBILITY will be on display over the course of
three days at Detroit's Cobo Center for the 2019 SAE International
WCX World Congress Experience (, April 9-11.
Covering the latest mobility industry trends and innovations, WCX
2019 will feature programming related to IoT, Big Data, connectivity,
automated and unmanned vehicles, blockchain, advanced propulsion,
sustainability, and cybersecurity.
Registration to WCX, SAE's largest annual event, is free for SAE
Student Members. A special WCX feature that will be of special appeal
for students is a presentation by longtime SAE Member Dean Case, a
motorsports expert who has spoken at many SAE Collegiate Chapters
as part of the Industrial Lecture Series
collegiate-chapters/industrial-lecture-program). Case is currently
serving as consultant to Motivo Engineering/Grassroots Motorsports.
Case's presentation, titled "Things You Never Heard in Engineering
Class: Leveraging SAE Involvement for Career Advancement," will
be held in the SAE Membership Lounge, a special spot on the WCX
show floor for professional and student SAE Members. The lounge
offers free coffee throughout the morning and an environment
specifically suited for networking. SAE Membership staff will be on
hand to, among other things, provide visiting members with a tour
of Member Connection (, SAE's Membersonly online community that features a list of resources and an open
discussion forum, plus a mentoring community. Students who stop by
the Membership Lounge will be handed a Member ribbon that makes
them eligible to win spot prizes.
Students might also be interested in watching their peers present
SAE technical papers. Michigan Tech's Austin Arenz would be happy
to see you at 1:30 p.m. on April 10 in Room 313A for a presentation
of his paper, 'Improving the Michigan Tech Formula SAE Design
Process." Cole Frederick, a University of Alabama student, also will
be presenting his work, titled "Optimizing Performance and Fuel
Efficiency for a Formula SAE Car," at 9:30 a.m. on April 11 in room
331B (dates, times, and room subject to change). Cole wrote an article
based on his paper for this issue of MOMENTUM (see page 10).
Technical papers are the cornerstone of WCX. At the 2019 event,
more than 1,000 hours of cutting-edge technical content from leading
subject-matter experts will be presented in the tech sessions. The six
technology tracks (Advanced Propulsion/Powertrain; Body/Chassis/
Occupant and Pedestrian Safety/Structure; Design and Manufacturing;
Electronics/Connectivity/IoT/Smart City; Environment/Emissions/
Sustainability/Thermal Management; and Materials and Lightweighting)
addresses today's challenges, and those beyond traditional vehicle
engineering, to advance global mobility solutions.
"At WCX, you can dive deep by attending any number of technical
sessions, and you can gain high-level insights about our industry by
attending expert panels," said Ken Washington, Chief Technical Officer,
Ford Motor Company. He is also and a member of the WCX leadership
team and the newly elected SAE Vice President-Automotive. "There
are also many options for networking, recruiting, and opportunities
to see new innovations in the SAE exhibit," Washington noted. "These
experiences are simply not available anywhere else in our industry in a
single event like this."

Technical paper presentations are the cornerstone of WCX.
WCX 2018 welcomed 10,000 attendees from more
than 49 nations, featured 1,500 technical papers and
presentations, and showcased nearly 200 exhibitors on
the exhibit floor.
The WCX 2019 opening ceremony on April 9 will
feature an executive interview with Paul Mascarenas,
2019 SAE International President and former Chief
Technical Officer of Ford Motor Company. Charles
Payne, host of "Making Money" on Fox Business, will
deliver the opening keynote address April 9.
Erez Dagan, Executive Vice President and Strategy,
Mobileye, and Vice President, Intel Corporation,
will deliver the keynote on April 10, discussing how
artificial intelligence is enabling technologies such as
autonomous driving and real-time mapping.
Connect2Car, which debuted in 2018, is now
integrated with WCX and features a specialized
technical program focusing on the future technology of
connected vehicles. Part of the Connect2Car program
will be the Connected Vehicle Challenge, a contest to
define, design, and build a connected device and/or
software application that demonstrates how vehicle
connectivity can improve our communities, quality of
life, and the environment. Seven finalists will present
their innovations to a panel of judges April 11 in the
Learning Lab located in Hall C.
Be sure to check out the other WCX 2019 event
features at
"The SAE World Congress Experience is a great way
for students and professionals in the mobility industry
to boost their knowledge and expand their professional
network," Washington said.

By Matthew Monaghan, SAE International Web Developer;
and Patrick Ponticel, MOMENTUM editor

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Momentum - April 2019

Momentum - April 2019
Reliability overhaul: a lesson in resilience
Turbulence on the track
Full circle
Lap simulation tool shows the way
Baja SAE technical inspection
VW’s MEB platform: a modularity enabler
The F-22 Raptor gets its first metallic 3D-printed part
SAE 101: WCX 2019
Moon shot as metaphor for autonomous vehicle technology
DOSSIER: Greg Sawvelle
Momentum - April 2019 - Momentum - April 2019
Momentum - April 2019 - Cover2
Momentum - April 2019 - Contents
Momentum - April 2019 - A better MOMENTUM
Momentum - April 2019 - Briefs
Momentum - April 2019 - Reliability overhaul: a lesson in resilience
Momentum - April 2019 - 5
Momentum - April 2019 - Turbulence on the track
Momentum - April 2019 - 7
Momentum - April 2019 - Full circle
Momentum - April 2019 - 9
Momentum - April 2019 - Lap simulation tool shows the way
Momentum - April 2019 - 11
Momentum - April 2019 - Baja SAE technical inspection
Momentum - April 2019 - VW’s MEB platform: a modularity enabler
Momentum - April 2019 - The F-22 Raptor gets its first metallic 3D-printed part
Momentum - April 2019 - SAE 101: WCX 2019
Momentum - April 2019 - Moon shot as metaphor for autonomous vehicle technology
Momentum - April 2019 - 17
Momentum - April 2019 - DOSSIER: Greg Sawvelle
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Momentum - April 2019 - Cover3
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