The SAE is presenting the Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress and Exhibition (http://rbi.us.ca/3850-549), held in metro Chicago on Oct. 26-28. Among the technical programs is the Off-Road Commercial Vehicles session, which will cover the "big three" for off-highway engineers—heavy-duty engines, electronics, and hydraulics. The program will also focus on all segments of off-highway vehicle technology, including farm, construction, and industrial machinery, as well as electro-hydraulic and high-pressure systems.
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