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Frequently Asked Questions
 

Content: 

What content is available on the SAE MOBILUS platform? 

The SAE MOBILUS platform includes over 200,000 resources covering a wide range of technologies surrounding the aerospace, automotive, and commercial vehicle industries. These content types include:
  • aerospace standards
  • ground vehicle standard
  • aerospace material specifications
  • technical papers
  • eBooks
  • magazines
  • video
  • journals 

What is SAE International's policy regarding intellectual property?

SAE reserves the right to copyright any of its print products, electronic products, databases, audio/visual products and any other subject matter. For more information, please refer to our Intellectual Property Policy information on the SAE International website at https://www.sae.org/about/legal-policies?tab=4
 

Where can I find information on rights and permissions for products?

A link to the SAE Legal Polices is available in the footer of every SAE MOBILUS page. Or, please visit the SAE International site at https://www.sae.org/about/legal-policies?tab=1
 

How do I obtain permission to use SAE Copyrighted Material?

Photocopying or republishing SAE International copyrighted material in another work, in whole or part, without written permission from SAE International is strictly prohibited, and is a violation of US and international copyright laws.  To review and obtain copyright permission please visit the Copyright Guideline page at https://www.sae.org/about/legal-policies?tab=4
 

How frequently is content updated? 

Content within the SAE MOBILUS platform is updated as content becomes available. An RSS link is available in the header that will provide weekly updates on all new content added to the platform. In addition, notifications concerning updates made to standards is available. This feature is available as part of the personalized Dashboard and available free with every subscription.

 

What is a historical standard? 

A historical standard is a document that is no longer the most current version of a given SAE Standard. Historical standards are available for many current Aerospace Standards, Aerospace Material Specifications, and Ground Vehicle (J-Reports) SAE Standards. The status of standards could reflect the following:
  • Revised: An active technical report has been updated and republished. Subject to 5-year review.
  • Issued: the first time a technical report is published. Subject to 5-year review.
  • Stabilized: AA technical report that has been “frozen” at the last active revision level. 5-year review is not required.
  • Reaffirmed: A technical report which has been reviewed by the technical committee and determined to be current with no need for immediate revision. Subject to 5-year review.
  • Cancelled: A technical report that is deemed “not fit for use” due to technical reasons or when its technical requirements are totally superseded by another document. 5-year review is not required.

What content notifications are available?

Email notifications are available for all standards saved as a “Favorite”. This means, that if the standard is a “Favorite” and a new revision to the standard is published, an automatic email will be generated.  The notification capability of the platform will be expanded in the future to include additional content types. For additional information on “Favorites” and notifications, please visit the SAE MOBILUS user guide.
 

Purchasing / Subscriptions:

 

How do I purchase a single paper, standard, eBook, or magazine issue/article online? 

Individual SAE papers, standards, and ebooks are available for purchase at: papers.sae.org, standards.sae.org, http://books.sae.org/ , and sae.org/magazines. As a SAE MOBILUS subscriber you can conveniently purchase full text documents that are not in your subscription. To expand your content, contact SAE Customer Sales: 1.888.875.3976 (U.S. & Canada only) • 1.724.772.4086 (outside U.S. & Canada) • customersales@sae.org

Who should I contact with questions about purchasing a subscription? 

Please contact an SAE International Sales Representative:
(p) 1-888-875-3976 (US)
(p) 1-724-772-4086 (Outside US)
Fax: 724-776-3087
E-mail: customersales@sae.org

 
Do I need to log in to use the SAE MOBILUS platform? 

Yes. SAE MOBILUS is a subscription based platform that requires a login via automatic IP authentication, Single Sign On, Federated Identity or via a username and password provided to you through your administrator.  SAE MOBILUS also provides a personal Dashboard, which allows customization of the platform and experience.  The Dashboard requires a separate login process and is available free with every subscription.

How large are the download files, and how long does it take to download a document?

 
File sizes vary because document size ranges from a few pages to over one hundred pages. Because of this, download times vary a lot and are also dependent on the speed of your Internet connection.

Other:

 

How do I obtain financial forms for SAE such as Federal Tax Number, W-9 Form and other financial documents?

Finance Information for SAE Collegiate Chapters including Federal Tax ID, Bank Account information, W-9  Forms , etc. can be found at the following location: http://students.sae.org/chapters/collegiate/manual/finance.htm

 
Technical Support

Is SAE MOBILUS compatible for Single Sign On? 

Yes. SAE MOBILUS is integrated with Shibboleth. SAE International is currently registered as a service provider with the following federations: UK Access Management Federation, InCommon Federation, OpenAthens Federation and DFN-AAI Federation. Please contact us directly to request access through other federations.
 

Who do I contact for technical assistance? 

For technical assistance, please contact customer service and they will properly direct your inquiry:
Customer Service:
(p) 1.877.606.7323
(p) 1.724.776.4970 (Outside U.S. and Canada)
(e) CustomerService@sae.org
 

EZProxy

Customers attempting to access SAE MOBILUS utilizing an EZProxy server have reported the following error message:   “Connection refused by https://saemobilus.sae.org/Please try again later”. 
Please follow the steps below to diagnosis and correct the situation.

1. Check Firewall settings to ensure that SAE MOBILUS is not blocked.
2. Try to access https://saemobilus.sae.org/ without the EZProxy link on the EZProxy server. 
3. Check if SSL Certificate is installed for the EZProxy server. Please refer to this link for details: https://www.oclc.org/support/services/ezproxy/documentation/cfg/ssl.en.html#par_text_title
4. Run https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/viewMyClient.html on the EZProxy Server to see if client supports TLS 1.2

If you still experience problems, then there is a TLS mismatch. To access SAE MOBILUS, your EZProxy server should support TLS 1.2.  Currently, EZProxy version 6.1.16 with OpenSSL 1.0.2d is the only version of EZProxy that supports TLS 1.2.
 

Federation Access

 
SAE MOBILUS allows organizational login utilizing single sign-on via Shibboleth. Participating Federations include DFN-AAI, InCommon, OpenAthens and UK Access Management Federations.
Shibboleth is a standards based, open source software package enabling web-based single sign-on authentication across or within organizational boundaries. The Shibboleth® technology delivers single sign-on and federated administration of protected resources. Information is exchanged between an SAE International customer (Identity Provider) and the SAE MOBILUS platform (Service Provider), allowing seamless access to SAE content without providing additional login credentials.

Key benefits to customers and end-users are three-fold:
  • Administrative Convenience – it will reduce the number of login credentials a user has to remember to access external resources that their library has provided to them, reducing the burden of username/password administration.
  • Easier Resource Administration – users will not have to manage access to the SAE Digital Library differently from other library resources.  One username/password works for all without the library managing anything.
  • User Convenience –university’s current access to the SAE Digital Library via IP authentication and/or username and password remains unchanged. Shibboleth access is one more convenient way for users to get to SAE International’s content.
To obtain Institutional access, please complete the Institutional Access Sign-up Form
 

Browser Compatibility

SAE MOBILUS is compatible with all current versions of major browsers including, but not limited to, Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.