SAE's WCX World Congress Experience traditionally has been the largest technical mobility event in North America. While COVID-19 restrictions prohibit an in-person event, the WCX Digital Summit — April 13-15 — will span all of the disciplines, industries, and applications you've come to expect but in a virtual format. With three days of live technical content, more than 200 on-demand sessions in six technology tracks, and three-month access to on-demand content, WCX Digital Summit will provide the latest breakthroughs in propulsion, autonomous vehicles, smart architecture, automotive manufacturing, and systems engineering.

Hear from thought leaders about the keys to rebuilding the industry post-COVID-19 and advancing enterprise development including opening presentations from influential academics and engineers, roundtable discussions, technical sessions, and more. The digital platform enables you to schedule one-on-one meetings, participate in focused group discussions, engage with intuitive messaging features, and communicate with subject matter experts.

The Digital Expo Hall is a fully interactive exhibition that provides a first look at cutting-edge ingenuity, the latest products in mobility, and demos of advanced technologies. In addition, network with the industry's biggest disruptors in the digital expo hall.

Technical Program

The technical program features live sessions on mobility's biggest issues complemented by on-demand content you can access for three months following the event on topics including:

Advanced Propulsion/Powertrain. Hear from experts from ICE, hybrid, and full electric vehicles as they discuss critical challenges, development, and case studies on technologies involved in engine boosting, fuel economy, fuel injection, new engine development, motor and power electronics, batteries, and fuel cells.

Automotive Electronics/Connectivity/IoT/Smart City. Explore and investigate automobile electronics that affect virtually every aspect of today's vehicle including intelligent transportation systems, software, vehicle diagnostics, vehicle information and communication security, ADAS development and deployment, safety-critical systems, and prognostics.

Body/Chassis/Occupant and Pedestrian Safety/Structure. Connect with subject matter experts from OEMs, suppliers, and consultants on human factors, biomechanics, vehicle dynamics, accident reconstruction, ADAS, and critical seating issues.

Design and Manufacturing/Materials and Lightweighting. Learn the latest in vehicle design, CAD/CAM/CAE, simulation, automotive interiors development, lightweighting, metallic and non-metallic materials development, 3D printing, smart factories, and robotics.

Emissions/Environment/Sustainability/Thermal Management. Investigate areas of vehicle emission, environmental impact, and sustainability including thermal management, exhaust emissions, particulates, modeling, and end-of-life, alternate energy, and electrification strategies.

Leadership Summit Roundtables

Engage with the industry's brightest innovators in thought-provoking round-table discussions that encompass opposing views and challenge the status quo on the following topics:

  • EV's: Customer Choice or Forced by Legislation?

  • The Criticality of a Systems Approach to Today's Propulsion Environment

  • What Will it Take to Get to SAE Level 3 and 4?

  • Is Data and the Connected Vehicle the Holy Grail or Panacea?

  • Public-Private Partnerships: The Road to Smart Cities and Smart Transportation?

  • Evolution of the Vehicle Architecture

  • Using Advanced Manufacturing to Drive Product Development

  • Driving Innovation and Transformation

For more information and to register for the digital event, visit here .


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