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Mexican Auto Assembly Capacity to Double Between 2010 and 2020.

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Topics include New Mobility, Mixed Materials, High Efficiency Technologies for Military, New Materials on Skilled Trade.

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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 »


The Potential Effects of the 2017-2025 EPA/NHTSA GHG/Fuel Economy Mandates on the U.S. Economy

This study constitutes an economic cost benefit analysis of the national standards for light duty vehicle fuel economy (FE) and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) set by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the years 2017-2025. Read More >

An Assessment of Powertrain Technology Costs Associated with Meeting CAFE and GHG Standards

This report aggregates powertrain technology cost and efficiency data from nine global vehicle manufacturers. The goal was to assess the cost and effectiveness of powertrain technologies that may be used to meet greenhouse gas (GHG) and fuel economy standards. Read More >

Assessing the Fleet-wide Material Technology and Costs to Lightweight Vehicles

This study provides insight to the technology and cost to reduce vehicle weight for the U.S. fleet of light-duty vehicles. Read More >

The Impact of New Mobility Services on the Auto Industry

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. 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 report 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 >

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. 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:
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:


Michigan Connected and Automated Vehicle Working Group Meeting
October 18, 2016

Fall Industry Briefing & Affiliates Dinner
October 20, 2016

Coalition for Automotive Lightweighting Materials (CALM) Q4 Meeting
November 9, 2016

2016 CAR Management Briefing Seminars

August 1-4, 2016

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's CAR MBS.

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We look forward to seeing you again next year.

2017 CAR Management Briefing Seminars
July 31 - August 3, 2017
Grand Traverse Resort

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