In a development that would impact the Indian automobile
industry, the US-based Society of Automotive Engineers
(SAE International) opened its Indian chapter in Chennai.
India will be an autonomous body affiliated to SAE International.
As per plans, the existing organisation, Institution of
Automobile Engineers (IAE), will be merged with SAE India.
K Kumar, SAE Indias first president: SAE India
is slated to play a crucial role in the advancement of
overall standards of the Indian automobile industry, towards
the production of technically superior, more affordable
and environment friendly vehicles.
arrival of several global automobile majors in India has
resulted in a dramatic change in the domestic automobile
industry. With a view to become a much-needed forum for
automobile engineers in India to share their experiences,
learn from each other and get exposure to latest industry
trends worldwide, SAEs Indian chapter has been established,
its parent body, SAE India will provide support to the
Indian automobile industry in areas of idea exchange,
exposure to the latest technology, financial assistance,
research support and creation of high-calibre manpower.
SAE International president S M Shahed: We have
been following the Indian auto industry for the last few
years and are impressed with the growth it has registered.
We feel it is the best time to launch an Indian chapter
of SAE as there is a heightened activity in the sector.