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 First Quarter Newsletter is Now Available

In this issue: The Importance of Light Duty Cars and Trucks to the U.S. Economy; Showcasing Economic Contributions of the Auto Industry; Cybersecurity for Connected and Automated Vehicles Breakfast Briefing; Bio-Based Materials 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 »

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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)


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>

ITS Data Ethics in the Public Sector

This report provides ethical decision-support for transportation professionals involved with Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) data. 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>

CAR Research Memorandum: The Effect on the U.S. Economy of the Successful Restructuring of General Motors - An Update

This updated memorandum incorporates the U.S. Treasury's estimates of the cost of assisting General Motors and Chrysler. Read More>


2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars

Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, Traverse City, MI

Management Briefing Seminars 50TH ANNIVERSARYJoin us as CAR celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Management Briefing Seminars, August 3–6, in Traverse City. MBS 2015 registration is now open. For more information, or to register, visit the MBS home page.

Connected and Automated Vehicles and the Cybersecurity Threat: How Industry is Responding

CAR Breakfast Briefing, February 17, 2015

Speaker presentations are now available! This CAR Breakfast Briefing featured speakers, within the automotive industry and beyond, who characterized the threats and presented on strategies and methods for effectively managing cybersecurity for the “networked computers on wheels” that automobiles are increasingly becoming. 

Michigan Connected and Automated Vehicle Working Group

SoarTech, January 21, 2015

The winter 2015 meeting of the Michigan Connected and Automated Vehicle Working Group was held at the SoarTech facilities in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on January 21 from 1-4 p.m. CAR coordinates these meetings on behalf of the Michigan Department of Transportation. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, please click here.

Download a meeting agenda 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.