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1. Investigation and Research 

 

JSAE encourages the activities of various technology fields. The Technology Board establishes those committees composed of high level engineers and researchers from industry, academia and government who work to achieve solutions by carrying out investigations and research and by promoting activities geared toward the integration of automobile technologies. The results are widely disseminated throughout our members by means of symposia and reports.

2. Symposia and Annual Congress 

 

The results of the committee activities and of each researchers and engineers are presented not only to our members but also to society in general. Through these contributions to society, JSAE strives to resolve issues related to social concerns such as safety and environment protection and so on.

Symposia: JSAE symposia present the up-to-date & exclusive information in automotive technology and the other related fields.

Annual Congress: JSAE Annual Congresses in Spring and Autumn are the regular opportunities for Japanese and foreign researchers and engineers to present the results of their research in lectures and their technical papers.

3. The Automotive Engineering Exposition 

 

The Automotive Engineering Exposition: Started from 1992, the Automotive Engineering Exposition is an annual exhibit organized by JSAE. The Exposition will be held in parallel to the Annual Spring Congress at Pacifico Yokohama, where the Congress takes place. It is the only exhibition of its kind in Japan, where engineers and exhibitors at the cutting edge of automotive technologies can exchange information. It is the largest showcase for those who wish to cultivate new markets and customers in Japan.

4. Publications 

 

JSAE publishes all kinds of material related to the automotive technology and knowledge that have been accumulated over the years.

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Link toJSAE On-demand Library

A database of more than 70,000 automotive engineering literatures. Technical papers and other publications issued by JSAE are available in on-demand printed form, PDF (downloads) or on CD-ROM.

5. Standardization 

  Pyramid of Standardization

Standardization serves wide-ranging roles, such as improving quality, safety and liability, and increasing production efficiency and compatibility. As standardization becomes increasingly important in today’s globalized automotive industry, JSAE is making major contributions to promoting standardization in Japan and around the world.

JSAE establishes and revises automobile standards (JASO), prepares draft JIS standards, and discusses the drawing up of international standards. Standards are classified into four levels: in-house, associate (e.g. JASO), national (e.g. JIS), and international (e.g. ISO).

These four levels form a pyramid, as shown in the diagram. Moving from in-house standards at the base up through the various levels to international standards at the top, the standards are progressively to take on the common elements. The content of the standards corresponds to regional aims at each level, while the 1995 WTO/TBT Agreement calls for a harmonized consistency, using the international standards as a basis of the national and associate standards.

International Standardization

ISO/TC22 (Road Vehicles)
JSAE established technical subcommittees and working groups and actively participates in international standardization by dispatching around more than 100 specialists to ISO meetings every year standards. Also to cooperate in preparing a standardization system of Asian countries, JSAE conducts ISO Seminars inside and outside Japan with Asian countries.

ISO/TC204 (Intelligent Transport Systems)
This technical committee covers the standardization of information, communication, and control systems for urban and inter-urban transportation systems, and has been expanded to encompass the field of logistics. JSAE participates in these activities in cooperation with related organizations in Japan.

6. Student Formula SAE Competition of Japan 

  Student Formula SAE Competition of Japan

Started in September 2003, the competition aims to nurture the engineers that will form the cornerstone of Japanese industry in the future and prepare the groundwork for that nurturing, by providing an opportunity for the students to take part in practical object creation exercises.

Growing Interest from Asian Countries
The Competition is gaining attention as an event with an increasing international flavor. Now this event sees entries from China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Korea, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Thailand, in addition to teams from Australia, Germany, UK and US., which indicates the growing interest especially in Asian region. During recent years, we have been focusing on activating communication among young Asian engineers and students through the Formula SAE Competition by inviting them to the competition as observers and holding workshops.

Thanks to Volunteers and Local Communities
The competition is run by several hundred volunteers from automobile OEMs, parts suppliers, measuring equipment companies, and academia, supported by the cooperation of a large number of people including from local communities. More than 3,000 visitors are expected to watch the competition every year.

Link toStudent Formula SAE Competition of Japan

7. Cooperation and Association with Related Overseas Institutions, Organizations 

 

JSAE promotes cooperation on a global scale between engineers and researchers in the field of automotive technology.

FISITA (International Federation of Automotive Engineering Societies): FISITA is the world body for automotive engineering. It is a federation of the major engineering societies in 37 countries working together to exchange technical knowledge on all aspects of vehicle design and manufacture. FISITA World Automotive Congress is held once every two years with hundreds of paper presentations and various events allowing engineers from all over the world to come together and exchange information. JSAE joined FISITA in 1960 and hosted the Congresses in 1964, 1976 and 2006. JSAE has been contributing to FISITA by sending Presidents, Vice Presidents to the Board and delegates to the Council.

APAC (Asia Pacific Automotive Engineering Conference): APAC is an international conference on automotive technology, which serves as a forum for international cooperation and the exchange of information and technology between members of Asia Pacific community. Currently, APAC membership is comprised of 11 automotive engineering societies of Asia Pacific region, from Australasia, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, USA, Vietnam and Japan. The conference is held once every two years (in odd years) and now participants include a large number of engineers from outside Asia. JSAE has hosted the conference in 1983 and 1995.

SETC (Small Engine Technology Conference): The conference focuses on the topics concerning vehicles and devices powered by small power sources such as motorcycles, marine, agricultural and garden equipments, hand tools, all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles and snow removal equipment, recreational vehicles and portable power generators (excluding four-wheeled vehicles and aircraft). This conference is jointly held with SAE International every year in turn. In recent years, JSAE is widening the opportunities for technological exchange in Asia by holding the conferences in cities in Asia, which is considered an important marketing and production base.

AVEC (International Symposium on Advanced Vehicle Control): The Symposium was first held in Japan in 1992 on the initiative of JSAE, as an event specialized in vehicle movement control and its system technology. It is held every two years in various locations in the world.

PF&L (Powertrains, Fuels & Lubricants Meeting): SAE International inaugurated this conference as the Fuels and Lubricants Meeting and JSAE started joint hosting of this conference with SAE International in 2003. This meeting focuses on the topics concerning internal-combustion engines, exhaust gasses, fuels, lubricants and measurement. The name was changed recently to “Powertrains, Fuels and Lubricants Meeting” to reflect the latest trends in this field.

EVTeC (International Electric Vehicle Technology Conference): Increasing concerns over environmental and energy issues in recent years is urging us to focus more on such trends. Representing the automotive industry of a country which is renowned as a world leader in hybrid and electric vehicle technology, JSAE launched a long-awaited international specialized conference in 2011.

FAST-zero (International Symposium on Future Active Safety Technology -Toward zero-traffic-accidents): The first FAST-zero conference was held in 2011 to support the development of active safety technology capable of reducing traffic accidents to zero. This opportunity for specialists in the field to gather together and exchange the latest information should help to vitalize the technical and academic aspects of the field, facilitate the introduction of roadside infrastructure systems related to safety, and make a major contribution to the establishment of international standards.

CVT Hybrid Congress (International Congress on Continuously Variable and Hybrid Transmissions): JSAE hosted the first congress in 1996 (as CVT’96), and has been held in different countries around the world once every two or three years.

8. JSAE Awards 

 

JSAE Awards recognize scholars and engineers who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of automotive technology. Proposed in 1951 by JSAE's first President, Genshichi Asahara, the awards were established with the aim of promoting the development of the automotive industry and its technology. The Awards are highly regarded in academia and both inside and outside the industry as a powerful statement on the contribution of engineers to the field.

At present there are six awards presented to researchers and engineers who have attained a high level of achievement: the Asahara Science Award, the Asahara Award of Merit in Technology, the Outstanding Technical Paper Award, the Technological Development Award, the Scientific Contribution Award and the Technological Contribution Award.

The Awardees are announced in the end of April every year.

9.Recognition of JSAE Fellow Grade 

 

JSAE Fellow Grade is given to JSAE members who contribute profoundly to achieving the objectives of JSAE and to the development of automotive technology and the related science.


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