Detroit, Michigan – Honda has adopted “Racing to Green Mobility” as the host company for the 2009 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) World Congress, to be held next April in Detroit. The company said the theme is intended to “spur the auto industry to adopt a greater competitive spirit in addressing the issue of global climate change.”

“Racing to Green Mobility is a challenge to the industry and to each of us as individual engineers to act and take responsibility for a goal we all share, ensuring the survival of our planet,” said Masaaki Kato, president of Honda R&D and chairman of the 2009 World Congress. “Through SAE, the entire industry can work together even as we compete against one another to address our common goal of reducing the greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global climate change.”

The theme is intended to make the World Congress an important platform for the world’s automotive engineers to share their best thinking, and to encourage one another to create new technologies and products to help realize a more sustainable future for the industry and for society. Honda said that it plans to present more than 50 technical papers at the event, many related to the advancement of its environmental technologies.

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