SAE 2012 World Congress (1): OEMs' exhibits
Get connected; Ford Focus EV and Honda Fit EV displayed
The SAE 2012 World Congress was held on April 24 to 26, 2012, in Detroit, USA. This report summarizes the exhibition of new technology and new vehicles by six OEMs (Ford, Chrysler, GM, Nissan, Honda, and Hyundai).
This year's theme is "Get connected" - "Connect" literally means the connection of vehicles with infrastructure, the Internet, and smart grid, which promote the automotive industry , and also means that presentations of technology and vehicles at the SAE are important to "connect" engineers who develop new-generation technology for vehicles. At this SAE, there were six OEMs exhibited--the same number of OEMs as in 2010 and 2011. However, the number of suppliers that displayed declined substantially from about 140 last year to about 100. There used to be about 300 exhibition booths before Lehman's fall.
Exhibition by six OEMs is as follows: (in no particular order).
Note: "hwy" means EPA fuel economy under the highway driving program. "mpg" means miles per gallon.