2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars

Plan to join us this August 3–6, 2015.  We’ll be celebrating the 50th anniversary of CAR’s flagship event!

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CAR Management Briefing Seminars 2015

CAR’s Third Quarter Newsletter is Now Available

In this issue: Focus on U.S. Auto Talent & Labor, Fuel Economy/GHG Regulations, Self-Driving Vehicles: Effects on Fleet Size and Prices, Economic Contributions of U.S. Auto Dealerships, and Management Briefing Seminars 50th Anniversary More »

PT Working Group

In this issue: A Working Group of CAR's Affiliates, major powertrain component suppliers working together to understanding fuel economy and emissions regulations, future powertrain technologies, alternative fuels, policy and customer acceptance. More »

The Automotive Communities Partnership (ACP) is a unique program that brings together community leaders, industry leaders, and other stakeholders with the goal of sustaining and growing the upper-midwest region’s automotive endowment. More »

Coalition for Automotive Lightweighting Materials (CALM)

The CALM working group mission supports the cost-effective integration of mixed materials to achieve mass reduction and fosters collaboration between manufacturers and suppliers to accelerate the introduction of lightweighting technologies. More »

Coalition for Automotive Lightweighting Materials (CALM)

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Contribution of General Motors' Manufacturing Plants to the Economies of Ten States and the United States in 2013 and 2014

In this report, the authors examine the economic contribution of GM’s manufacturing presence in the United States and each of the ten states in which the company operates manufacturing facilities. Read More>

Crowdsourcing Transportation Systems Data

This report seeks to more clearly define “Crowdsourcing” and develops a clear and internally consistent taxonomy for crowdsourced data that can be used to structure related discussions.  Further it describes how agencies may leverage various types of crowdsourced data for transportation system management. Read More>

Contribution of the Automotive Industry to the Economies of All Fifty States and the United States

Six years after the worst recession since the 1930s, the American economy is demonstrating many signs of strengthening, and the auto industry is helping drive that recovery. Despite recent economic hardships, auto manufacturers, suppliers, and dealers employ over 1.5 million people and directly contribute to the creation of another 5.7 million jobs. Read More>

Assessment of Tax Revenue Generated by the Automotive Sector for the Year 2013

This CAR study demonstrates that the U.S. automotive sector has a large impact throughout the nation and provides support to state and federal governments in the form of taxes and fees collected from sales, employees, drivers, and the auto companies themselves. Read More>

Accelerating the Growth of the U.S. Automotive Manufacturing Industry at Home, Rather than Abroad

This report examines the critical success factors necessary for continued global automotive investment growth within the southern U.S. automotive manufacturing region. Read More>

The Impact of Federal Regulations on Franchised Automobile Dealers

This study examined only the costs incurred by U.S. light vehicle dealerships to comply with a group of roughly 60 federal regulations. Read More>


2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars

Management Briefing Seminars 50TH ANNIVERSARY

August 3-6, 2015

The 2015 CAR MBS is under way, celebrating its 50th Anniversary at the beautiful Grand Traverse Resort.

Update: Consumers Energy has restored power to the resort, we appreciate everyone's patience.

Today's sessions:

  • Advanced Powertrain Forum: Developing Powertrain Diversity
  • The Sales Forecast: Still Onwards and Upwards?
  • Policy: Shaping Regulations for Fuel Economy and the Consumer
  • North American Strategies: The Changing Role of Mexico

For more information, or to register, visit the MBS home page.

CAR's Comprehensive Update on the U.S. Automotive Labor Market

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Detroit Branch Conference Center

This event presented a comprehensive look at the critically important labor market issues of 2015.

More information including presentation downloads can be found HERE

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The Center for Automotive Research, a nonprofit organization, is focused on a wide variety of important trends and changes related to the automobile industry and society at the international, federal, state and local levels. CAR conducts industry research, develops new methodologies, forecasts industry trends, advises on public policy, and sponsors multi-stakeholder communication forums.