Freescale Cup, Young Professional Activities to Highlight SAE International 2014 Convergence

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The Freescale Cup and new young professional activities are just some of the highlights for SAE 2014 Convergence, which will be held Oct. 21-22 at COBO Center in Detroit.

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The SAE International Young Professional’s (YP) Strategic Leadership Council has created several programs and activities designed to inform, encourage and motivate the leaders of tomorrow.

The Freescale Cup and new young professional activities are just some of the highlights for SAE 2014 Convergence, which will be held Oct. 21-22 at COBO Center in Detroit.

The Freescale Cup is an autonomous, intelligent race car competition in which teams are challenged to build, program, and race a model car around a track for speed. The fastest car to complete the track without derailing wins. The autonomous car requires:

  • Embedded software programming and basic circuit creation using Freescale parts included in the entry kit.
  • Students/employees to create motor control hardware and software to propel and steer their intelligent car

The SAE International Young Professional’s (YP) Strategic Leadership Council has created several programs and activities designed to inform, encourage and motivate the leaders of tomorrow. A highlight of these activities is the YP Speed Mentoring, in which young professionals are able to meet and talk with executives in an informal setting. The venue offers a comfortable atmosphere for meaningful communication.

SAE Convergence brings together technology leaders from across the Globe to address the impact of electronics systems and the issues critical to mobility electronics implementation. This year’s event features a compelling line-up focusing on the most relevant issues surrounding electronics technology. Chrysler Group LLC will serve as host company for the event.

For more information on the SAE 2014 Convergence, visit http://www.sae.org/events/convergence/.
To register with media credentials, visit http://www.sae.org/events/convergence/attend/registration/; or email pr(at)sae(dot)org or call 1-724-772-8522.

SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 148,000 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™.

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