The rise of new mobility services (NMS) is part of a bigger and long-term gradual evolution of transportation preferences toward on-demand shared mobility in a multimodal system. CAR researchers have conducted an investigation with a focus on how these services are likely to impact the automotive industry. The report describes these transportation solutions enabled by emerging technologies and wireless connectivity as allowing for more convenient, efficient, and flexible travel, and examines impacts such as changing travel behavior and analyzes the effect on the traditional automotive industry. Read More >
The Growing Role of Mexico in the North American Automotive Industry - Trends, Drivers and Forecasts
Mexican auto assembly capacity is projected to more than double between 2010 and 2020. This rapid growth is fuel by the investment infusion of $13.3 billion to move 3.3 million units of vehicle capacity from Japan, Germany, and South Korea to Mexico. This report highlights North American vehicle production trends, and demonstrates that while automakers and suppliers are attracted by Mexico’s low labor rates, there are many other factors behind Mexico’s North American automotive industry growth. Read More >
Collaboration demonstrates up to 65% weight savings compared to baseline design. The Coalition for Automotive Lightweighting Materials (CALM) reports on a co-development demonstration project focused on mixed-material lightweighting solutions. Collaborative contributions of more than twenty supplier companies offer a dozen integrated solutions deploying a mix of materials and technologies allowing weight reduction compared to a baseline design. Read More >
Potential Cost Savings and Additional Benefits of Convergence of Safety Regulations between the United States and the European Union
This report examines the costs of divergent safety regulations in the United States and the European Union and highlights the economic impacts of having two different regulatory regimes. The report also compares mutual recognition and harmonization as the two most likely approaches for increasing regulatory consistency and, ultimately, achieving cost savings and potential additional vehicle sales. Read More >
This report examines international efforts to develop “harmonized” connected vehicle standards that would enable automakers, governments, and technology developers to, at a minimum, adopt analogous conceptual and technological frameworks across markets.
August 1-4, 2016
Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's CAR MBS.
Presentations are now available HERE.
For more information, visit the MBS home page.
We look forward to seeing you again next year.
2017 CAR Management Briefing Seminars
July 31 - August 3, 2017
Grand Traverse Resort
Coalition for Automotive Lightweighting Materials (CALM) Q3 Meeting
September 28, 2016
Fall Industry Briefing & Affiliates Dinner
October 20, 2016
You can find our full event calendar HERE>
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