The SAE 2012 World Congress theme, "GetConnected," represents the new and diverse connections that will drive significant advancements in the auto industry of tomorrow. Not only does the theme symbolize literal connections, such as those between vehicles, infrastructure, the Internet and the nation's electrical grid, but also demonstrates the most fundamental of connections; the connections and relationships between engineers who are developing the next generation vehicle technology. The host company for the SAE 2012 World Congress is Nissan; the tier one strategic partner is GE.
"Events like SAE 2012 World Congress help engineers make connections that spur innovation and change throughout our industry," says Bob Sump, vice president, Nissan Technical Center North America and general chairman for SAE 2012 World Congress. "The Congress provides Nissan the opportunity to showcase our focus on innovation-whether in zero emission vehicles, advanced safety features, telematics or any number of other areas."
Keynote speakers for the SAE 2012 World Congress include: