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 Moderated by John McElroy

Speakers
John Cooper, Director Vehicle Integration, IAV Automotive
Simon Dean, Director of Engineering Americas, Wabco
Chris Morgan, Chief Engineer, Pratt & Miller
Prashant Patel, Chief Engineer, Tenneco
Ken Tung, Principal Engineer for Chassis Controls, Driver Assistance, and Autonomous Driving, Bosch

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 Tuesday, October 24 at 4:00 p.m. There will be 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 sponsored by Brembo North America Inc.
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.

Speakers
Chris Cowland, Director, Advanced and SRT Powertrain, FCA US LLC
Darryl B. Smith, Vehicle Line Executive - SRT & Performance Engineering, FCA US LLC

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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 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 GMC Team surrounding the development of the 2018 GMC Terrain.

Speakers
Mark Cieslak, Chief Engineer, GMC Terrain, General Motors
Sean Greatex, Marketing Manager, GMC Terrain, General Motors
Jeff Giacobbe, Product Manager, GMC Terrain, General Motors

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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