SAE 2012 World Congress set for April 24-26 in Detroit

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The SAE 2012 World Congress will be held April 24-26 at Cobo Center in Detroit. This year’s theme, “Get Connected,” represents the new and diverse connections that will drive significant advancements in the auto industry of tomorrow. SAE says the theme not only symbolizes literal connections – such as those between vehicles, infrastructure, the Internet and the nation’s electrical grid – but also demonstrates the most fundamental of connections and relationships between engineers who are developing the next generation vehicle technology.

“There is no better place than the SAE World Congress for those in the automotive community to gather and expand their knowledge and training,” says Patti Kreh, manager of engineering meetings for SAE International.

Along with the technical program, the SAE World Congress will feature peer-to-peer networking, a management program and an exhibition. Also, the AVL Technology Leadership Center and the FEV Powertrain Innovation Forum will feature management discussions throughout the week; topics will include powertrain strategies, electrification for personal mobility, petroleum alternatives, improving safety, global collaboration, new transmission technologies, CNG and top electrification technologies.

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