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  • 18-Jul-2014 09:37 EDT

Highlights from SAE 2014 World Congress

Don't miss highlights from SAE 2014 World Congress, and be sure to visit sae.org/congress for important updates regarding the 2015 Congress!

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Thanks to everyone who came out and participated in our October autocross. We raised $4,000+ for the team and had a whole lot of fun doing it. Here's a video of our car driving down in Shelton, with a special cameo by a a certain sports car. Check out our Facebook page for photo albums and team updates: http://www.facebook.com/uwfsae Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/uwfsae
This video looks at the excitement through the whole design process of building an automobile. The design process seen here is the Cal State Fullerton Formula SAE race team. This team strives to make improvements in design each year that produce a more powerful, lighter, safer and faster race car. The design process of the CSUF Formula team and any design process in the auto industry improves as the knowledge base continues to grow. The whole design and testing process gives students a thrill as parts they produced come to life on the race track.
The Java language is now the most popular programming language for the creation of new software capabilities. Its popularity has resulted in signficant economies of scale, with Java adopted as the primary language of instructional within many university curriculums, an abundance of reusable Java software components and Java software development tools available both from commercial suppliers and as open source technology, a large pool of competent Java developers from which to recruit staff, and a general willingness by senior staff software engineers to invest the effort required to learn this new programming language and technology. This talk describes the special approaches recommended for the use of Java in safety-critical deployments. The talk surveys the current state of the draft JSR-302 Safety Critical Java Specification and describes related experiences with commercially available technologies based on the constraints of early JSR-302 design discussions. Unlike traditional Java, the JSR-302 safety-critical subset of Java uses stack memory allocation instead of a garbage collected heap.
Racing Green Endurance: An EV Record will focus on what a small team of ambitious and talented engineers can do when they have a dream! Back in 2009, a team of graduates from Imperial College London came together to do something radical to change the public perception of electric vehicles forever. They came up with the idea to design and build the world's longest range electric car, and then drive it down the longest and toughest road in the world; the 26,000km Pan-American Highway! Racing Green Endurance: An EV Record will share the story from start to finish, and will also focus on the technology used to achieve such a feat, with particular mention of the electric motors. Presenter Alexander Schey, Imperial College London

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