2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars

Registration is open for CAR’s flagship CAR Management Briefing Seminars, August 4–7, at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa in Traverse City, MI. Register today to take advantage of the early registration rate!

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Coalition for Automotive Lightweighting Materials (CALM)

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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 >

Just How High-Tech is the Automotive Industry?

This report measures the technological nature of today’s auto industry and compares it to other sectors of the economy often viewed as technologically advanced. Read More >


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

Registration is open! Sessions are set to focus on manufacturing, powertrain, forecasting, connected and autonomous vehicles, purchasing and more.

A few confirmed speakers include:

Download a schedule at a glance, here.

For information on becoming a sponsor or exhibitor, contact Lisa Hart


CAR Industry Briefing & Affiliate Dinner
The Inn at St. John's
Plymouth, MI
May 7, 2014

Exclusive to CAR Affiliates, the spring Industry Briefing and Affiliates Dinner will welcome guest speaker; Nigel Francis, senior automotive adviser to the state of Michigan and senior vice president, Automotive Industry Office, Michigan Economic Development Corp to discuss the State of Michigan Automotive Office Strategic Plan. 

Registration is required. For more information contact Brian Esterberg at YmVzdGVyYmVyZ0BjYXJncm91cC5vcmc=

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