2017 SAE World Congress – Automated Technology, Autonomous Vehicles Star

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The SAE World Congress will have a roundtable discussion about the future of automated technology with executives from Uber, Lyft, Zipcar, General Motors and DENSO during the Leadership Summit on Wednesday, April 5. The annual convention or gathering of the engineering clan, takes place April 4-6, 2017 at the Cobo Center in Detroit.

The session, Vehicles as a Shared Economy and the Effects of Automated Technology, will focus on how mobility service providers are transforming the transportation industry. The companies leading this complex transformation will discuss using technology to leverage untapped capacity in new ways through a shared approach, as well as the effects of automated vehicles and eventually autonomous vehicles as part of the evolution of the economy.

Panelists include: Peter Kosak, Executive Director of Urban Mobility Programs for General Motors; Sherif Markby, Vice President of Global Vehicle Programs for Uber; Robert Grant, Director of Government Relations for Lyft; Pat Bassett, Vice President of DENSO International; and Adrian Albus, Director of Business Innovation and Strategy at Zipcar.

“This distinguished panel will walk attendees through the unbelievably exciting future of automated technology,” says Jim Forlenza, Group Director, SAE Events. “The technical innovation coming from these companies is incredible and they, along with others in their space, are leading the charge in the future of mobility.”

Serving as a global forum of industry leaders, inventors, and disruptors from Detroit to Silicon Valley and everywhere in-between, th SAE World Congress promises three days of “active learning, high-powered collaboration, and technological discovery.”

In 2016, SAE World Congress drew more than 11,000 attendees from the automotive industry. As the event evolves covering the entire mobility industry, more engineers, engineering managers, executives, academics, government/military officials, and consultants will attend, SAE predicts.

For more information, or to register: www.wcx17.org/register/

About Kenneth Zino

Ken Zino is an auto industry veteran with global experience in print, broadcast and electronic media. He has auto testing, marketing, public relations and communications expertise garnered while working in Asia, Europe and the U.S.
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