Tuesday, March 15, 2022

SAE Alberta: AMTA Truck AI Co-pilot "Platooning"

SAE AB is hosting a webinar on March 17, 2022 at 11am PST. It will be on Canada's first on-road truck platooning testing, presented by the Alberta Motor Transport Association and the University of Alberta. The registration link is at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkdO2rrTkjHdOCn-wCtNG7n_inTP7792SX

Driver-assist technology – provided by Pronto – will allow close-proximity following in platoon formation, reducing drag, and increasing fuel efficiency. Other sensors, radar and camera technology will end information between the trucks to ensure safe operations including, active braking and acceleration systems responding to any acceleration and deceleration by the lead vehicle.

More info on truck platooning https://amta.ca/what-we-do/cooperative-truck-platooning-system-ctps/


Thursday, March 10, 2022

Recording of SAE SoCal's last event!

In case you missed it, check out the recording of SAE SoCal's last event on "Commercial Fleet Engineering Trends & Technologies" by Patrick Couch, senior VP at Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA), a clean technology consulting firm


Thursday, March 3, 2022

SAE SoCal event: "Commercial Fleet Engineering Trends & Technologies"

Register now for SAE SoCal's event on March 10 at 6PM! 


It will be on "Commercial Fleet Engineering Trends & Technologies" and be an exciting preview to the upcoming Advanced Clean Transportation Expo this May in Long Beach, CA!

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

February Newsletter, with Business of Motorsports tech meeting announcement

Hey friends,

The February newsletter is out, and it includes the announcement for the February 28 technical meeting, featuring Mr. Dean Case, and the Business of Motorsports:


This talk is tailored for students and young engineers, given Dean's extensive experience with the SAE Collegiate Design Series, but should be energetic and informative for all.  Please join us as we host this exciting speaker!


We look forward to your attendance!

Sunday, February 13, 2022

SAE SoCal: Motorsports History

Check out SAE SoCal technical event! "Motorsports History" on Feb 15 6PM PST!

Register: https://saesocal-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fa8lZVwIRRCivYr_1gLHMA

They will host 3 speakers:
1. Sylvia Wilkinson (DIRT TRACKS TO GLORY: The Early Days of Stock Car Racing)
2. Neal Bascomb (FASTER: How A Jewish Driver, An American Heiress, and a Legendary Car Beat Hitler’s Best)
3. Randall Cannon (CAESARS PALACE GRAND PRIX: Las Vegas, Organized Crime, and the Pinnacle of Motorsport).

Monday, February 7, 2022

Hydrogen Fire Safety slides ready!

Peter B. Sunderland's slides from his previous talk last month are now available for download here: http://media.saebritishcolumbia.org/slides/mn220117.pdf

Thank you Peter for the engaging talk and members for fostering a great discussion!


Saturday, February 5, 2022

SAE NW Technical event: Crowley Electric Autonomous Tug Boat "eWolf"

SAE NW Technical event: Feb 8th, 7 PM PST Crowley Electric Autonomous Tug Boat "eWolf" presented by Coulston Van Gundy. 

Add this meeting to your calendar (Cannot add from mobile devices): https://sae.webex.com/sae/j.php?MTID=md34a8a0539a3e0782062f42f3ad53354 

Coulston Van Gundy is vice president of construction and engineering and leads Crowley’s vessel design and engineering, construction management and project engineering teams. Most recently, Van Gundy was instrumental in the design of the all-electric tugboat platform to be used first in the U.S., the eWolf, Crowley’s zero-emission ship assist and escort tug currently under construction. Van Gundy holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with a U.S. Coast Guard license from the California Maritime Academy, where he also later earned a master’s degree in transportation and engineering management in 2016.