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  • 03-Apr-2017 09:49 EDT

SAE Eye on Engineering: WCX17 Hits Detroit

This week, thousands of technology experts are descending upon Detroit for SAE's WCX17. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Editor-In-Chief Lindsay Brooke looks at this year's event.

SAE Eye on Engineering also airs Monday mornings on WJR 760 AM Detroit's Paul W. Smith Show. Access archived episodes of SAE Eye on Engineering.

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