A TopTech event is an intensive session of two days which is anchored by a eminent subject matter expert. It deals with one technical problem or process and the participants get to understand and discuss the subject threadbare. The expert also brings up the best practices on this subject with with relevant examples.
The breakthrough technologies and the derived research demand are based on a comprehensive analysis of future road transport scenarios, workshops & individual discussions. In general, technology targets can be split into research targets, engineering targets & commercial targets. It is essential to mention that SAEINDIA’s TopTech program primarily focuses on research targets.
SAEINDIA Southern Section conducts these TopTech programs to facilitate knowledge sharing on core technical topics that matter to a mobility engineer. When teaching automotive technology as a course or as a part of a TopTech program, there is a scope and sequence to be followed just as in any other content area. Without scope, there can be no end goal to the program. Without sequence, there can be no way of achieving that end goal. The scope of TopTech program is to both educate and prepare students for a career. The amount of knowledge should encompass all that is current while giving the students what they will need to make informed decisions and educated guesses in a career which will introduce new designs annually.
Consider that with the advent of built-in GPS receivers coming equipped in some vehicles, a workforce needs to be prepared to analyze and repair those systems. Quite possibly, the scope of their educational training in automotive technology did not cover Global Positioning System receivers, but a successful scope would have wanted the end goal to have them prepared to learn and adapt to new technologies. The sequence of TopTech program should be paced at such a rate as to allow for several different speeds of learners. By means of TopTech programs, average learners will progress normally, advanced learners will have extra time to practice and hone their skills, and those who need a little extra help will have opportunity. The sequence of TopTech program is based on hands on experimentation within each stage of learning.
SAEISS conducts TopTech programmes throughout the year. TopTech programmes are generally very high in demand and seats are sold out fast. If you are considering attending one, we recommend that you register at the earliest.