Thursday, September 7
2018 Ford Expedition Vehicle Event
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Ford Conference & Event Center
1151 Village Rd., Dearborn

Agenda
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour sponsored by Magna International
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 Ford Team surrounding the development of the 2018 Ford Expedition.

Speakers
David Filipe, Vehicle Line Director - North America Truck/Sport Utility Vehicles/Commercial Vehicles, Ford Motor Company
Todd Hoevener, Chief Program Engineer - Expedition, Ford Motor Company
Ali Jammoul, Engineering Director, Vehicle Components and Systems Engineering, Body on Frame Vehicle Applications, Ford Motor Company
Mike Kipley, Vehicle Engineering Manager - Expedition, Ford Motor Company

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Important Note: Registration will close Tuesday, September 5 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out).
There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after August 31.

For more information, email Julie Beattie or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.
Vehicle Event
Thursday, September 14
LINK Engineering Tour
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
LINK Dearborn Technical Center
401 Southfield Road, Dearborn

SAE Detroit Section has arranged this exclusive tour for its members and their guests. Dearborn’s LINK's DearbornTechnical Center is the largest testing laboratory in the world. The 120,000 square feet facility is located in Dearborn, MI, and has been in operation since 2011. The test facility serves as LINK’s technical headquarters and supports LINK test operations throughout the world.

The Dearborn Technical Center covers a wide range of testing solutions including: a Servo-hydraulic test laboratory, NVH brake dynamometers, commercial vehicle dynamometers, hub, wheel and bearing test systems, vehicle lifts for vehicle instrumentation and testing, secure vehicle storage, and a chemical testing laboratory.

The facility’s laboratory space is filled with a blend of new equipment, existing assets and customer-owned equipment operated by LINK staff. The facility offers versatile testing capabilities, ranging from laboratory testing, vehicle testing, and access to various proving grounds.

The tour is limited to SAE members and their guests. Pre-registration is required. For more information email Roxanne Loeffler or call (248) 324-4445 ext 3.

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Important Note: Registration closes September 12 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out). There will be no onsite registration or refunds after September 7.
Tour
Saturday, September 30
Formula SAE®, Formula SAE® Electric & Formula Hybrid Workshop
8:00 a.m.  - 4:00 p.m.
Lawrence Technological University, Southfield

This Workshop is designed to complement the Spring Workshop, and help Formula SAE® and Formula Hybrid teams with their vehicle development and with the events at the competitions. Formula Hybrid and FSAE® Electric teams are encouraged to bring their cars, 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. Other teams are also encouraged to bring vehicles to discuss challenges and share ideas.

More details to come.

Sponsorship Details
Campus Map
Building Map

Important Note: Registration closes September 22. Pre-registration is required. No refunds after September 25. No onsite registration.

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

Sponsored by Optimal, Inc., solidThinking, and Wacker Chemical Corporation

Students - Collegiate
Thursday, October 19
Networking Night
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Hamlin Pub
1988 S. Rochester Rd., Rochester Hills

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
Wednesday, October 25
The Next Frontier in Vehicle Dynamics: Evolution from
Drivability to Ride-Ability Tour and Panel Discussion
5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Pratt & Miller Engineering
52900 Grand River Ave., New Hudson

Agenda
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Tour/Social Hour
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Presentations
7:30 – 8:00 p.m. Q&A: Moderator John McElroy

In celebration of Pratt & Miller Engineering’s multi-faceted expansion of Engineering Services and its new Grand River facility, Pratt & Miller will be hosting a Tech Tour and Panel Discussion. The Pratt & Miller Team is excited to open the lines of communication within the industry about; “How for decades, vehicle dynamics and its interaction with the driver have been key to selling vehicles. What will the future hold when the software is driving the vehicle?”

“We are looking forward to SAE members and guests getting a first-hand preview of the technologies our teams are working on” said Chris Andrews, Pratt & Miller’s Director of Automotive Business Development. “The topic for the panel discussion is something that we believe is of growing importance in the industry. Partnering with SAE Detroit Section on the discussion is a great step forward. We can start listening to each other on how we can best address the issue and begin learning and collaborating with each other.”

A Tech Tour of Pratt & Miller's Performance DNA, a vehicle dynamics simulator experience, and other interactive experiences will be available for guests prior to the panel discussion.

The new Pratt & Miller Engineering Services building is dedicated to the company’s growing advanced engineering services and technology products for Automotive, Commercial Truck, Power Sports, Mobility, and Aerospace markets.

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Important Note: Registration will close Monday, October 23 at 4:00 p.m. There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after October 18.

For more information, email Julie Beattie or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.
Tour
Wednesday, November 8
2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Vehicle Event
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
San Marino Club
1685 E. Big Beaver Road, Troy

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 FCA Team surrounding the development of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon.

Important Note: Registration will close Monday, November 6 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out).
There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after November 1.

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

Vehicle Event
Thursday, November 16
GM Heritage Center Tour
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. 
6400 Center Drive, Sterling Heights

Thinking of a team building holiday activity. Maybe you would like to meet up with a customer before the holiday rush or would just like to spend some time around a cool car collection. Back by popular demand as requested by our members, SAE Detroit Section has arranged this exclusive afternoon 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.

This is a great opportunity for SAE members to invite a young professional, take advantage of the landscape, and experience the history.

More than 165 vehicles 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 from 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.

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Sponsorship Details
GM Heritage Center website

Important Note: Registration closes at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, November 13. There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after Thursday, November 9.

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

Tour
Wednesday, December 6
2018 GMC Terrain Vehicle Event
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
San Marino Club
1685 E. Big Beaver Road, Troy

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 GMC Team surrounding the development of the 2018 GMC Terrain.

Important Note: Registration will close Monday, December 4 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out).
There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after November 29.

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

Vehicle Event