Feature Stories

CAR President and CEO Selected for Women’s Leadership Award

Carla Bailo is one of 19 local women slated to be honored during the Michigan Women’s History Month Leadership in Action Awards on Thursday, March 15, 2018. February 2018 – Carla Bailo, President, and CEO at The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) in Ann...

Inspired Thinkers Shape the Future at CAR MBS

“We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.” - Lee Iacocca The automotive industry takes insoluble problems, seizes opportunities, and transforms those problems into innovative products and solutions. From...

CAR’s Intern Program at Work

Internships are of value to both the intern and the organization for which they work. There are several benefits in completing an internship including learning to balance teamwork skills with working independently. Internships also offer organizations and...

NAFTA Negotiation Update: Auto & Parts Sector Implications

The fourth round of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations between the United States, Canada, and Mexico began October 11, 2017 in Washington, D.C. So far, the previous rounds of negotiations have produced little progress on the issues of greatest...

Roadmap for Automotive Technology Advancement

Technology advances are propelling the automotive sector into a period of high innovative activity and tremendous business changes. CAR has captured the scope of new technology advances through the creation of technology roadmaps across three key areas: Intelligent...

Addressing Today’s Automotive Manufacturing Challenges

Storm clouds on the horizon - there is much work to be done… Automakers today face significant challenges ahead including a diminished lack of skilled trades workers, lower supporting shop capacities, and a lengthy gap without new apprentices.  These issues threaten...