2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars

The tradition of delivering informative sessions with enlightening presentations and discussions continues this year with nearly 1,000 attendees expected. Don’t miss out on the automotive industry’s “must attend” event.  Join us in Traverse City, August 4-7!

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Center for Automotive Research

Recognized for leading- edge research that impacts the future of the global automotive industry. CAR forecasts industry trends, advises on public policy, and sponsors multi- stakeholder communication forums.

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Coalition for Automotive Lightweighting Materials (CALM)

The CALM working group’s purpose is to support the cost-effective integration of mixed materials to achieve significant reductions in mass through the collaborative efforts of the material sectors and the auto manufacturers. More »

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Research

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>

Advanced Information Technology Solutions: An Engine of Innovation

This whitepaper was developed to identify key market drivers that influence the use of enterprise information technology solutions within the automotive industry. Read More>

Economic Contribution of General Motors' Orion Assembly, Pontiac Metal Stamping, and Spring Hill Assembly Manufacturing Plants

This memorandum is part one of a two-part analysis of the economic contribution of General Motors in the United States and the ten U.S. states in which the company manufactures vehicles, parts, and components. Read More>

Challenges and Opportunities for Developing Sustainable Transportation Systems in Beijing

This report provides background information needed in order to develop solutions for the mobility and air quality challenges facing Beijing. Read More>

Pavement Condition Monitoring with Connected Vehicle Data

This study reveals that the use of connected vehicle data for asset management is feasible but will require novel and proactive techniques of data use and management. Read More >

 


Events

2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars
Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
Traverse City, MI
August 4–7, 2014

For nearly 50 years, the CAR Management Briefing Seminars have delivered thought leadership on the most important issues facing the automotive industry. The tradition of delivering informative sessions with enlightening presentations and discussions continues this year with nearly 1,000 attendees expected.

Still time to register for the summer's "must attend" event. Register Today!

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View session descriptions and download the 2014 MBS Brochure, here.

Michigan Connected and Automated Vehicle Working Group
Macomb County Communications and Technology Center (COMTEC)

CAR coordinates these meetings on behalf of the Michigan Department of Transportation in order to advance Michigan’s leadership position in connected and automated vehicle research, deployment, and operations.  The meetings are open to anyone. Due to the nature of the meeting space at COMTEC, an RSVP is preferred. For more information and to RSVP contact Josh Cregger.

About CAR

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.