It is with heavy hearts and deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved Honorary President and Founder, mr. Alessandro (Alex) Barberis.

It is a great loss for our association and a sad moment for all who had the privilege of knowing and working alongside this extraordinary individual.

Mr. Alessandro Barberis was not only the driving force behind the inception of our SAE Torino Section, but also the beacon of inspiration that guided us with his dedication and vision. His legacy will continue to inspire us as we strive to carry forward the torch he so brilliantly lit.

We extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and all those whose lives were touched by his extraordinary presence.

May Alex rest in peace, and may his legacy live on through the continued efforts of our association.

With heartfelt condolences,
SAE Torino Section

Upcoming Events

June 12-13, 2024

CO2 Reduction for Transportation Systems Conference - The road to decarbonization

Conference OVERVIEW

This multi-track Conference will focus on CO2 reduction technologies for sustainable transportation systems, both in terms of powertrain efficiency enhancement and in terms of vehicle energy demand reduction. Business keynotes, technical presentations and panel discussions will offer to the audience a comprehensive overview, from an international perspective, of the state-of the-art of the most innovative technologies for sustainable transportation systems.


Talent Talks

The opportunity for students to take part in our "Talent Talks" is free, do not lose it! Stay tuned to discover the program!

Technical visits

"Technical Visits" are included in your registration fees, do not lose the opportunity to attend the visits. Stay tuned!

ANFIA - Associazione Nazionale Filiera Industria Automobilistica and SAE International Torino Section are delighted to announce the 5th edition of "CO2 Reduction for Transportation Systems Conference - The road to decarbonization" which will take place on June 12-13, 2024 in Turin (Politecnico di Torino).
The event will focus on CO2 reduction technologies for sustainable transportation systems and is intended for all stakeholders, including vehicle manufacturers, suppliers of components and systems, public entities, decision makers, engineers and researchers. This event will provide excellent networking opportunities as well as a platform for information exchange on an International level. The discussion and the presentations  will deal with the state-of-the-art technology approaches to address the subject of CO2 reduction for transportation systems.

The technical program will focus on the following topics:

  • Legislation framework & future scenarios
  • Well To Wheel and Life Cycle Assessment
  • New powertrain developments
  • Electrification and hybridization technologies
  • Alternative Fuels, including e-fuels and hydrogen
  • Vehicle energy demand reduction technologies, including:
    • Aerodynamics (active aerodynamics, innovative aero enablers devices, under-hood flows)
    • On board energy management improvement
    • Thermal management (innovative thermal management systems for EVs, heat recuperation, efficient A/C systems, new materials,...)
    • Rolling resistance and friction reduction
    • Lightweight technologies
  • Recharging & refuelling infrastructure


Prospective authors willing to write a paper and/or give an oral presentation are invited to submit abstracts of 300 words or less for review by the Scientific Committee.

Abstracts will have to be submitted on-line and will be managed through the SAE My Tech Zone tool. Upon submission, a tracking number will be sent by email to the corresponding author. The deadline for the abstract submission is January, 20th, 2024.

If abstract is accepted, a review-ready manuscript will be invited (to be submitted by February 20th, 2024), the acceptance of which will be based on an organizer moderated peer-review process.

Final manuscripts and copyright assignments will be due by April 4, 2024. Manuscripts received after  this date will not be published.

If the paper is approved for publication, please note that it may or may not be selected for oral presentation at a conference. The decision of the Scientific Committee will be based on the subject matter of the paper, on its relevance to the conference topic, on the review process results and on the number of presentation slots available. One or more poster sessions could be scheduled to host papers for which a presentation slot could not be found.

Whether or not an oral presentation slot is scheduled, the paper, if approved, will be published. Authors should prepare their papers according to SAE International format.

For additional information, please refer to or contact SAE International Staff at

Deadline for submitting paper offers: January, 20th, 2024
Review Ready Manuscripts due: February 20th, 2024
Final Manuscripts and copyright assignments due: April 4, 2024

Welcome to SAE Torino Group!

SAE Torino Group is a professional engineering society whose membership represents practically every engineering and scientific discipline. Its members combine their specialized abilities to further advance the research, development, design, manufacture and utilization of vehicles which operate on land, water, air and space. Be a part of a global organization whose benefits are geared specifically to the needs of the mobility engineering community.

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