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SAE WCX 2018

April 10-12, 2018, Cobo Center, Detroit, Michigan, USA

The full spectrum of the mobility-engineering field comes out in full force at WCX, where more than 11,000 industry professionals meet for three days of information, innovation, and collaboration. Join your fellow forward-thinking engineers, technicians, directors, and executives at the premier conference for your profession.

Panel Discussion: Designing with a Systems Engineering Approach

dSPACE Business Development Manager Jace Allen will participate in this panel discussion focused on systems engineering.

Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Time: 3:30 PM

Abstract: As the vehicle transforms from being a collection of components within a transportation network to being an integrated system within the larger transportation system, a different approach to the design process is necessary to ensure success at every stage of development – from the lowest level individual parts that make up the personality of the vehicle, to the communication systems that allow the outside world to influence its performance, to the intelligence that controls its actions within the system. Utilizing a systems engineering approach allows designers and engineers at all levels in the process to properly influence and assess performance and safety within the vehicle and within the transportation system.

Moderator: Bill Bolander – IBM


  • Jace Allen – dSPACE
  • Mark Johnson – Johnson Controls
  • Chris Davey – Ford Motor Co.
  • Anne O’Neil – Systems Catalyst & Strategist – INCOSE Industry Outreach Advisor
  • Gary Rushton – GM and INCOSE Automotive Work Group Co-Leader
  • TBD - Software Engineering Institute

AE103 Session: Model-Based Controls and Software Development

dSPACE is one of the organizers for this technical session.

Date: Tuesday, April 10th

Time:  9 am to 12 pm

Model-Based Design has become a well-accepted development style for embedded control and software.  This session is designed to cover new processes, methods, and applications of new processes / methods to reduce development time and improve software quality. A particular emphasis will be placed on methods such as executable specification, design through simulation, early verification, automatic code generation, model-in-the-loop testing (MIL), Software-In-the-Loop (SIL) and Hardware-In-the-Loop (HIL) testing.

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