SAE WCX 2019 is gearing up to be an action-packed three days with an incredible range of events- from technical sessions to autonomous vehicle demos and more- and you’ll be able to find quick links to all these events below.
There’s a lot to see in these three days, so we’ve compiled a list of the top automotive companies and suppliers sure to bring the latest innovations in the industry to the exhibition floor.
Here are our top 10 companies to watch out for.
Headquarters: Dublin, Ireland
Aptiv is a global technology company that develops safer, greener and more connected solutions enabling the future of mobility. Recently, they released nuScenes, a public large-scale dataset for autonomous driving to enable researchers to study challenging urban driving situations using the full sensor suite of a real self-driving car.
2. Ford Motor Company
Headquarters: Dearborn, Michigan
As one of the biggest automotive players for over a century, Ford designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles. They also provide financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. Recently, new CEO Jim Hackett has made goals to bring a fully driverless car to market by 2021.
3. American Axle & Manufacturing
Headquarters: Detroit, Michigan
As a leading global tier 1 automotive supplier, AAM designs, engineers and manufactures systems and technologies that are making the next generation of vehicles smarter, lighter, safer and more efficient.
4. Hyundai Motor America
Headquarters: Fountain Valley, California
Hyundai Motor America is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea, although they have a technologically sophisticated manufacturing facility in Alabama that builds over half their cars sold in the US. Some of their recent innovations include the Hyundai zero-emissions hydrogen-powered Tucson Fuel Cell, their NEXO fuel cell SUV, the Blue Link App, Apple Carplay and Android Auto.
5. Toyota Motor NA R&D
Headquarters: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Founded in 1977 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, TMNA R&D provides everything from engineering design and prototype building to testing and evaluation of vehicles, parts and materials for Toyota North America, which has built over 25 million vehicles in the US and employs about 40,000 people there. With facilities in Michigan, California and Arizona, TMNA R&D also handles emissions certification, technical research, regulatory affairs and more.
6. Honda R&D Americas Inc
Headquarters: Raymond, Ohio
Honda R&D Americas Inc is an innovative company responsible for the complete product creation of Honda and Acura products, including automobiles, powersports and power equipment. By 2030, Honda aims to have three-quarters of all the cars that it sells globally be electrified in one form or another. The Clarity series of electrified products are at the forefront of Honda’s drive toward the electrification of its products.
Headquarters: Stockholm, Sweden
Autoliv Inc is the worldwide leader in automotive safety systems, and through their subsidiaries they develop, manufacture and market protective systems, such as airbags, seatbelts, steering wheels and pedestrian protection systems for all major automotive manufacturers in the world. Their products save over 30,000 lives each year and prevent ten times as many severe injuries.
Headquarters: Verlin, DE
IAV is one of the world’s leading providers of engineering services to the automotive industry.
The company has been developing innovative concepts and technologies for future vehicles for more than 30 years. Core competencies include production-ready solutions in all fields of electronics, powertrain and vehicle development. Clients include all of the world's premier automobile manufacturers and suppliers. In addition to development centers in Berlin, Gifhorn and Chemnitz/Stollberg, IAV also operates from other locations in Germany, Europe, Asia as well as North and South America.
Headquarters: San Diego, California
TASKING, a wholly owned subsidiary of Altium Ltd, offers products that are the tools of choice for embedded software development across a diverse range of industries including Tier-1 automotive suppliers and industry-leading car manufacturers. They create complete development environments that allow engineers to create reliable, safe, and high-performance applications. Over 30,000 engineers around the globe rely on TASKING compilers and debuggers every day for their development needs.
Don’t miss our team at SAE too, drop by the Start-Up Pavilion or make a pit stop at the Pitch Pit to learn more about how Gradient can help you streamline your design review process and resolve issues faster.
10. CoLab Software
Headquarters: Newfoundland, Canada
CoLab Software’s product, Gradient, leverages cutting edge viewing technology to give all project stakeholders access to CAD files in the web. Built-in model analysis and issue tracking tools allow reviewers to provide feedback in real-time, without needing an expensive CAD license.
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