2016 Management Briefing Seminars

CAR MBS delivers thought-provoking sessions which provide a vision of where the global automotive industry is headed. - See more at: http://www.cargroup.org/?module=Page&sID=management-briefing-seminars#sthash.MRL12QbF.dpuf

CAR MBS delivers thought-provoking sessions which provide a vision of where the global automotive industry is headed. More »

MBS Early Rates Expire June 15

Fuel Economy and Policy - The Debate Begins

With the expected release of the Technical Assessment Report (TAR) by the EPA in July, federal regulators will define their vision for the powertrain and mass reduction technology strategies required to achieve 2025 CAFE and fuel economy targets.More »


The Effects of New Mobility Services on the Automotive Industry

Shared mobility services and autonomous vehicles are a changing force in the automotive industry, but their disruptive nature should not be overestimated in the short term. 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 >

Global Harmonization of Connected Vehicle Communication Standards

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.

Identifying Real World Barriers to Implementing Lightweighting Technologies and Challenges in Estimating the Increase in Costs

As the midterm review approaches, conversations have turned to the subject of fuel economy and meeting the 2025 CAFE standards.  In this report, a first in an ongoing analysis by CAR, we identify and bring perspective to real-world barriers faced by automakers to implementing technologies that can contribute to reducing emissions and improving fuel economy. Read More >

Meeting U.S. Passenger Vehicle Emissions Standards: Greenhouse Gas Credits Balance

This report reviews the GHG credit progress made thus far in the U.S. industry and how long those credits would last if no additional technology advancements were made to the fleet. Read More >

Public Perception of Connected and Automated Vehicle Technologies

This report presents findings from research on public perceptions of connected and automated vehicle (CAV) technologies. The results of this research stem from a series of interviews with test drivers who participated in a connected vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) demonstration and from a web-based survey meant to represent the U.S. population. Read More >

The calibration and validation of travel demand modeling requires the use of extensive datasets that describe the travel characteristics of people in the modeling area. This study investigates the potential use of connected and automated vehicle (CAV) data for both statewide and regional-level modeling. - See more at: http://www.cargroup.org/?module=Publications&event=View&pubID=124#sthash.7YJJVR9U.dpuf


New-car dealerships are found in nearly every community across the country, and are well-known for supporting their local areas through funding for children’s sporting events, local charities, and even assisting with the sale of Girl Scout cookies. Though some may overlook the largeness and importance of this industry, auto dealerships employ more than one million people directly and support over 1.18 million private sector jobs nationwide. These jobs result in more than $143 billion in compensation each year and nearly $19.3 billion in personal tax revenues. This publication highlights the factors that demonstrate the importance of U.S. automotive dealerships and their standing in the national economy, along with an estimate of the industry’s employment and economic contribution to the economies of the 50 states. - See more at: http://www.cargroup.org/?module=Publications&event=View&pubID=123#sthash.gzf6LWED.dpuf


2016 CAR Management Briefing Seminars

August 1-4, 2016

There is still time to register!

Speakers Include

  • Governor Rick Snyder, State of Michigan
  • Dr. James J. Kuffner Jr., CTO, Toyota Research Institute
  • Mahesh Kodumudi, Executive Vice President of Corporate Purchasing, Volkswagen Group of America
  • Mike McCarthy, Chief Technology Officer, ECARS Division, California Air Resources Board
  • Julia Steyn, Vice President, Urban Mobility Programs, General Motors


For more information, visit the MBS home page.


Michigan Connected and Automated Vehicle Working Group
July 26, 2016

ACP Meeting @ CAR MBS
August 3, 2016

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>

About CAR

The Center for Automotive Research’s  mission is to educate, inform and advise stakeholders, policy makers, and the general public on critical issues facing the automotive industry, and the industry’s impact on the U.S. economy and society. CAR produces industry-driven research and analyses; develops forecasts; fosters dialogue and convenes forums; and publicly disseminates our research through conferences, events, and the media.