Tuesday, February 6
The Evolving Role of ADAS Systems in the Driverless Paradigm of Autonomous Vehicles Technical Meeting
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
San Marino Club
1685 E. Big Beaver Rd., Troy

The proliferation of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) is projected to rise dramatically in the next few years fueled by consumer demand for safety and government regulations. The traditional Tier 1 suppliers continue to innovate on safety features designed to alert the driver to potential problems, or to avoid collisions by implementing safeguards and taking over control of the vehicle.

At the same time there is major focus of research and development, both at OEMs and at high-tech players that have recently entered the automotive sector, to develop fully autonomous vehicles that drive themselves. This has led to a flurry of merger and acquistion activity as Tier 1s and OEMs acquire and partner with semiconductor companies with compute platforms, start-ups with artificial intelligence and deep learning technologies. As this unfolds and the driverless paradigm arrives – how will the role of ADAS technologies and suppliers evolve?

Agenda
5:30 p.m. Social Hour
6:15 p.m. Presentations
8:00 p.m. Q&A

Speakers
Rebeca Delgado, Technical Specialist for Autonomous Driving, Intel Corporation
Scott Nist, Managing Director, Autoliv
Mike Pinelis, Ph.D., President and CEO, Microtech Ventures
Jeff Varick, Founder and President, Brandmotion LLC

Speakers subject to change

Important Note: Registration will close Friday, February 2 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out).
No refunds after January 30.

For more information, email Julie Beattie or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.

Technical Event
Saturday, February 10
Formula SAE®/Electric & Formula Hybrid Workshop
8:00 a.m.  - 4:00 p.m.
Lawrence Technological University, Southfield

Early Registration Discount Before January 26

This Workshop is designed to complement the Fall Workshop, and help Formula SAE IC, FSAE Electric, and Formula Hybrid teams with their vehicle development and with the events at the competitions. All Formula teams are encouraged to bring their vehicles to discuss challenges and share ideas. The FSAE Electric teams are especially encouraged to bring their vehicles and the paperwork that is required for Technical Inspection as these cars will be used in an afternoon break-out session on Getting through Electrical Technical Inspection.

What Will Be Covered (Topics Subject to Change)
  • Competition overview
  • Design, Cost & Presentation Events
  • Getting through Mechanical & Electrical Tech Inspections
  • Test Planning & Data Acquisition
  • Engine Calibration
  • Chassis & Suspension Development
  • Driving Techniques

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Sponsorship Details
Campus Map
Building Map

Important Note: Registration will close Friday, February 2. There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after February 2. Early registration discount before January 26.

If you would like to sponsor the event, or for more information, email Roxanne Loeffler or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 3.

Hosted by Lawrence Technological University

Students - Collegiate
Thursday, February 15
Networking Night
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Rosie O'Grady's
279 W. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale

SAE members and guests will meet to discuss current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. Bring a few colleagues and make new connections. There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own tab.

Sponsorship details

Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.
Networking Night
Thursday, February 22
Kart 2 Kart Racing Challenge
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Kart 2 Kart
42705 Van Dyke, Sterling Heights

Guests will have the opportunity to test their racing skills in Kart 2 Kart's high performance racing karts while meeting and networking with fellow SAE members and guests.

Kart 2 Kart's 1/5 mile race track includes a long 200 foot straightaway and six varying corners to the thrill of high speeds and g-forces. The track itself is a textured concrete to aid in the amount of available grip which can bring up to 1.5 g's in the corners. Participants compete against up to nine other racers and are timed with Kart 2 Kart's Club Speed timing. All races are computer monitored to provide detailed results that are broken down by lap.

Pizza and registration will be from 6:00-6:30 p.m. and races will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. The cost includes pizza, non-alcoholic beverages, two races, and a third race for the top drivers.

Sponsorship Details

Important Note: Registration will close Tuesday, February 20 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out). There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after Thursday, February 15. Must be 18 years or older. 

Alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. The Section advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at events.
Social Event
Wednesday, March 7
New Nissan LEAF Vehicle Event
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Burton Manor
27777 Schoolcraft Rd., Livonia

Agenda
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Presentation

SAE members and guests will have the opportunity to hear a presentation from key members of the Nissan Team surrounding the development of the New Nissan LEAF.

Speakers
Chris Reed, Vice President of R&D and Overseas Chief Vehicle Engineer
Nissan Technical Center North America, Nissan North America, Inc.
Andy Christensen, Senior Manager, Intelligent Transportation Systems Research
Nissan Technical Center North America, Nissan North America, Inc.
Jonathon Ratliff, Senior Manager, Zero Emission Vehicle Engineering
Nissan Technical Center North America, Nissan North America, Inc.
Ryan Rumberger, Senior Manager, Autonomous Drive Marketability
Nissan Technical Center North America, Nissan North America, Inc.
Owen Thunes, Manager, ePowertrain Testing & Technical Affairs
Nissan Technical Center North America, Nissan North America, Inc.

Important Note: Registration will close Monday, March 5 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out).
There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after February 28.

For more information, email Julie Beattie or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.

Vehicle Event
Wednesday, March 14
Through The Looking Glass – Decoding Failures
Introduction to Metallurgical Failure Analysis & Fractography Workshop
1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
SAE International, Classroom 3
755 W. Big Beaver Rd., Suite 1600, Troy

Diagnosing the precise cause of a failure is critical for developing cost-effective solutions that prevent repeat failures. Metallurgical failure analysis is a useful tool for supporting manufacturing, design, and quality efforts by providing details of component failures that would not otherwise be available.

This workshop will introduce the tools and concepts applied during lab-based failure analysis. In particular, the participants will get a hands-on introduction to fracture recognition using stereo microscopes. Fractured parts from case studies will be used to introduce ‘fractography’ using these microscopes and explain its role in failure analysis.

Instructor: Shane Turcott, P.Eng. M.A.Sc, Principal Metallurgist, Steel Image Inc.
Shane Turcott graduated with both a B.Eng and M.A.Sc in Materials Engineering from McMaster University near Toronto, Canada. He has performed failure analysis for over a decade, including employment at a steel mill, turbine repair facility, research center and a general metallurgical laboratory. In 2009, he started Steel Image providing failure analysis supporting manufacturing,
oil, and energy industries.

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Important Note: Registration will close Monday, March 12 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out). There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after Wednesday, March 7. Space is limited to 20 participants. 

 For more information, email Julie Beattie or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.

Technical Event
Wednesday, March 21
GM Heritage Center Tour
8:30 - 10:00 a.m. 
6400 Center Drive, Sterling Heights

To welcome in Spring, SAE Detroit Section has arranged this exclusive tour, which normally is only open to GM employees, analysts and the media. The GM Heritage Center is not just a museum, but a cross between the ultimate automotive enthusiast's garage and a living repository of automotive history.

In 2008, General Motors opened the GM Heritage Center to coincide with their 100 year anniversary. This facility plays a key role in showcasing the company's rich history of success and its strong engineering capability.

More than 150 vehicle exhibits and historical memorabilia representing 10 decades are represented. The vehicle collection showcases a wide range of GM design, technology, and innovation. Guests will have the opportunity to see past and current concept vehicles, muscle cars, as well as historically significant vehicles form various eras. The center is always changing with vehicle exhibits being constantly freshened.

By highlighting the exciting designs, groundbreaking technology, and powerful brands that have comprised GM’s first century, the GM Heritage Center will help inspire new generations of enthusiasts and make the company even stronger in years to come as GM moves toward a second century of operations. This is evident by great designs, both legendary and recent, like the sixth generation Corvette, Cadillac 16 Concept Vehicle, and the Pontiac Solstice.

This is a great opportunity to take advantage of the landscape and experience the history.

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Sponsorship Details
GM Heritage Center website

Important Note: Registration will close on Monday, March 19 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out). There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after Wednesday, March 14. The tour is limited to SAE members and their guests.

For more information, email Roxanne Loeffler or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 3.

Tour
Wednesday, April 11
General Motors Super Cruise Technology Vehicle Event
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Cobo Center
Grand Riverview Ballroom B
1 Washington Blvd., Detroit
(Held during WCX™18: SAE World Congress Experience)

Agenda
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Presentation

SAE members and guests will have the opportunity to hear a presentation from key members of the General Motors Team surrounding the technology of the Super Cruise™.

Important Note: Registration will close Monday, April 9 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out).
There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after April 4.

For more information, email Julie Beattie or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.

Vehicle Event
Thursday, April 19
Networking Night
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Buffalo Wild Wings
29287 Mound Rd., Warren

SAE members and guests will meet to discuss current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. Bring a few colleagues and make new connections. There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own tab.

Sponsorship details

Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.
Networking Night
Thursday, June 21
Networking Night
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Lucky Strike
44320 Twelve Mile Rd., Novi

SAE members and guests will meet to discuss current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. Bring a few colleagues and make new connections. There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own tab.

Sponsorship details

Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.
Networking Night