Honda Announces 'Leading Mobility Innovation' as Theme for 2015 SAE World Congress
4/15/2014 4:37:00 PM
"Leading Mobility Innovation" will serve as the theme for the 2015 SAE World Congress, it was announced today by Honda, which will serve as the host company for the 2015 SAE World Congress, to be held April 21-23, 2015 at Cobo Center in Detroit. Continental Corporation will be Honda's Tier One Strategic Partner for the 2015 World Congress.
The SAE World Congress annually attracts more than 10,000 engineers from around the world, with more than 1,000 technical papers presented by leading engineers representing various automakers, supplier companies, the academic community and others from around the industry.
"The theme for the 2015 SAE World Congress is Leading Mobility Innovation,something we believe will communicate that the automotive engineering community and SAE are leading the way to the future of mobility with a spirit of innovation," said Erik Berkman, executive vice president of Honda North America, Inc. and the General Chair for the 2015 World Congress. "To the SAE community of engineers, the theme is a call to arms to truly create mobility for the future through innovative technologies."
Honda also served as the host company for the 2009 SAE World Congress. As the 2015 host, Honda will look to highlight a number of pinnacle technological achievements, including the launch of the HondaJet light jet, the introduction of the next generation Acura NSX supercar and a next-generation Honda fuel cell electric vehicle, as well as the return by Honda as an engine supplier to Formula One racing.
"We are very honored to partner with Honda in support of the SAE 2015 World Congress," said Samir Salman, CEO Continental North America. "The SAE World Congress provides an outstanding platform to showcase the latest innovations in the global auto industry."
Honda established operations in America in 1959, and now employs more than 40,000 associates in North America with a capital investment of more than $22 billion. Based on its longstanding commitment to "build products close to the customer" Honda operates 15 major manufacturing facilities in North America, producing a wide range of Honda and Acura automobiles, automobile engines and transmissions, Honda all-terrain vehicles, and power equipment products, using domestic and globally sourced parts. Honda also operates major research & development centers in the U.S. that fully design, develop and engineer many of the products Honda produces in North America.
With sales of around 33.3 billion in 2013, Continental is one of the world's leading automotive suppliers. As a provider of brake systems, systems and components for powertrains and chassis, instrumentation, infotainment solutions, vehicle electronics, tires, and technical elastomers, Continental contributes to enhanced driving safety and global climate protection. Continental is also an expert partner in networked automobile communication. Continental currently employs around 178,000 people in 49 countries.
SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 145,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.