Affiliates Program

The Affiliates Program supports CAR’s strong relationship with key industry stakeholders in the automotive community that results in industry-driven research and analyses; forecasting; the fostering of dialogue and the convening of forums as an independent, non-profit, research organization with a multi-disciplinary approach.

Key benefits include:

  • Access to CAR staff for:
    1. Industry knowledge
    2. CAR research staff presentations
    3. An independent, unbiased source of support in responding to industry matters
    4. Resources such as; slides, graphs, and CAR presentations
  • Advisory Role: Affiliates often preview CAR research on key industry issues and participate in giving valuable feedback.
  • Contribute to fundamental industry research projects through interviews, surveys, and other research interactions with the CAR research team.
  • Access to exclusive Affiliates content through Affiliates Industry Briefing & Networking Dinners and webinars.
  • Get discounted rates at CAR events Industry Briefings and the CAR Management Briefing Seminars.

Case Studies:

Faurecia leverages CAR’s Affiliates Program to Inform Development of Autonomous Vehicle Business Group

Michelin utilizes CAR’s Affiliates Program in Long Term Strategic Planning

CAR’s Affiliates Program helps Mitsubishi to Convene Supplier Roundtable Panel of Experts for Insight Planning

ZF uses CAR’s Affiliates Program in Discussion of Connected & Automated Vehicles

Automotive Manufacturers Affiliates

2020 Affiliates Program Schedule


Affiliates Dinners & Briefings

  • Spring Affiliates Dinner & Briefing – TBD
  • CAR NAIAS Outlook Meeting – June 10
  • NAIAS Networking Dinner – June 10
  • Fall Affiliates Dinner & Industry Briefing – September

Affiliate Webinars

  • Implications of the 2019 UAW-Detroit Three Contract Negotiations – January 15 – Watch Recording
    • Moderated by: Brent Snavely, Director, Lambert & Co
    • Speakers: Kristin Dziczek, Vice President, Research, CAR, Arthur R. Schwartz, Former General Director of Labor Relations, General Motors & President, Labor and Economics Associates, Inc., and Martin Mulloy, Former Vice President of Labor Affairs, Ford, and President, Mulloy Consulting
  • Coronavirus Update: Disruption and the Impact to the Auto Industry – March 6 – Watch Recording
    • Moderated by: Kristin Dziczek, Vice President, Research, CAR
    • Speakers: Michael Dunne, CEO, ZoZo Go and Paul Stepanek, Founder and CEO of Complete Manufacturing and Distribution
  • Webinar Episode 1: The View from Washington D.C. – March 24
    • Moderated by: Kristin Dziczek, Vice President, Research, CAR
    • Speaker: John Bozzella, President and CEO, Auto Innovators

Webinar Topics coming in 2020

  • Webinar Series – The View from Washington D. C.
  • Economic Forecast
  • Trade Topics
  • Defining the ADAS Technologies
  • Connected and Automated Vehicles Reality Check
  • Defining Sustainability
  • eMobility

Coalition for Automotive Lightweighting (CALM) Meetings

  • Q1 – March 19
    • Featuring guest speakers Rob Peckham, Technical Integration Engineer, Mass Strategy and Tools, General Motors, and Joshua Brugeman, Lead, Sustainability Team, NSF International
  • Q2 – May 5
  • Q3 – September
  • Q4 – November

Connect with Us

Want to know more about becoming an Affiliate? Contact Katie Ramsburgh today.