About CAR



The Center for Automotive Research (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. Our mission is to educate, inform and advise industry stakeholders, policy makers, and the general public on critical issues facing the automotive industry and its impact on the U.S. economy and society.

As an independent, non-profit, research organization with a multi-disciplinary approach, CAR engages with leaders in the global automotive industry to support technology advancements and improve the competitiveness of the U.S. automotive industry. We succeed through close collaboration and strong relationships with automakers, suppliers, industry associations, government, non-profits, labor organizations, and educational institutions.

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For information regarding any CAR activity, please contact Lisa Hart, Vice President of Operations, at 734.929.0465 or bGhhcnRAY2FyZ3JvdXAub3Jn.


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Center for Automotive Research

3005 Boardwalk, Suite 200

Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Phone: 734.662.1287

Fax: 734.662.5736

Press Contact

Katie Ramsburgh


Funding Sources 

CAR receives funding from a variety of sources including federal, state and local government contracts, corporate research, affiliate and foundation grants, and conference revenues. No one source or company dominates the funding portfolio. Read More >

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