36th Annual Brake Colloquium & Exhibition Opening Keynote Announced

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The 36th Annual Brake Colloquium & Exhibition announces its opening keynote speaker for the Oct. 14-17 event in Palm Desert, Calif. On Monday, Oct. 15, Kelly Funkhouser, Program Manager, Vehicle Interface at Consumer Reports, will deliver an opening keynote session addressing Consumer Acceptance of EBS and Braking Technologies.

New speakers and presenters are continually being added to Brake’s dynamic program including topics about Brake Emissions, Hybrid and Conventional Controls, and High-Performance Brake Systems have been confirmed.

The 36th Annual Brake Colloquium & Exhibition announces its opening keynote speaker for the Oct. 14-17 event in Palm Desert, Calif. On Monday, Oct. 15, Kelly Funkhouser, Program Manager, Vehicle Interface at Consumer Reports, will deliver an opening keynote session addressing Consumer Acceptance of EBS and Braking Technologies.

Kelly holds two degrees from the University of Utah, a Bachelor’s in Cognitive Psychology with a certificate in Human Factors and Ergonomics and a Master’s degree in Cognition and Neural Science with an emphasis on Human-Machine Interaction. She has worked on several industry projects involving human behavior, driver distraction, and vehicle platooning for NASA, AAA, and Peloton Technology. Her areas of expertise include UX, biometrics, and statistics.

The Brake Colloquium & Exhibition explores the most up-to-date technical information on braking and brake systems for light- and heavy-duty OEMs and aftermarket customers through a three-day technical program exploring the latest in today’s vehicles as we move increasingly toward autonomous and electric vehicles. New speakers and presenters are continually being added to Brake’s dynamic program including topics about Brake Emissions, Hybrid and Conventional Controls, and High-Performance Brake Systems have been confirmed. For more information about Brake Colloquium & Exhibition, the technical program, or to register for the event, please visit http://www.sae.org/brake.

To request media credentials, email pr@sae.org or call 1-724-772-8522.

SAE International is a global body of scientists, engineers, and practitioners that advances self-propelled vehicle and system knowledge in a neutral forum for the benefit of society. SAE International is a global association of more than 127,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. Our core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.

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