2020 JSAE Annual Spring Congress

JSAE Annual Congress is the largest JSAE event, which is held in Yokohama every May. It is largely divided into Technical Paper Presentation and Automotive Engineering Exposition.

The Technical Paper Presentation brings in more than 4,000 engineers specialized in automotive and related technologies every year, who make their latest research results into papers and deliver lectures to present them at the event. Each year, some 400 papers are presented. Both Japanese and English are the accepted languages to write such papers. An admission fee applies to this highly specialized event.

Automotive Engineering Exposition is a “technology-centered” exhibition, unlike general motor shows. It is the only exhibition of its kind with as many as 400 Japanese and foreign companies exhibiting their latest competing technologies every year. This event is also free to attend. Each year, 70,000 people visit and invigorate the exhibition. One of its highlights is Special Exhibits, which is planned annually. Ride and Drive, in particular, has been so popular that it has become a regular event. As people are socially much more aware of safety, environmental and energy-saving issues, safety-drive and eco-drive workshops using actual vehicles and test drives of the latest vehicles are gaining popularity among the visitors, whether as a driver or passenger.