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SAE International is a professional association and standards development organization for the engineering industry, with a special focus on transport sectors such as automotive, aerospace and commercial vehicles. The organization was originally established as the Society of Automotive Engineers.

SAE’s United States offices are in Troy, Michigan and Warrendale, Pennsylvania. The organization serves 138,000 individual members around the world through major efforts involving standardization, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) promotion, professional development and certification. SAE also hosts conferences, releases publications and sponsors collegiate design contests.

SAE is most well known for its ratings of automobile horsepower and aerospace industry standards. While none of their recommendations or standards are legally binding, they are generally accepted by industries and government agencies.

SAE was founded in 1905 by Henry Ford, Andrew L. Riker, Edward Birdsall and John Wilkinson. The organization had input from many well-known individuals including Thomas Edison, Charles Kettering, Glenn Martin and Orville Wright. Another early SAE member, Elmer Sperry, coined the word automotive, from Greek autos, meaning self, and Latin motivus , meaning of motion.

This was last updated in February 2018

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