Feature Stories

2018 Year in Review

As 2018 comes to a close, the team at CAR is full of gratitude. It has been a year of transition and exciting new opportunities. The experience has been made richer by you and the entire automotive community. NAFTA, TRADE & TARIFFS From January to...

U.S. – China Automotive Partnership

Background and Motivation The automotive industry is a critical component of broader U.S. – China socio-economic, trade, and investment relations. Automobiles are one of the United States’ most important exports to China, ranking just behind aircraft and...

Meet the New NAFTA

There’s a new North American free trade agreement – the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement or USMCA – and automakers, suppliers, and policymakers are trying to digest the 1,800+ pages of text released by the U.S. Trade Representative on 30 September...

Additive Manufacturing: The “Cool Factor” in Manufacturing

The challenges of designing innovative products are to balance power, speed, weight, accuracy, strength, and cost. Additive manufacturing (AM) reduces product development lead times and provides geometric freedom, part consolidation, and design...

Ten Great Moments from CAR MBS 2018

From a hydrogen fuel cell truck debut to robo-gloves to a #MeToo discussion, CAR MBS 2018 covered the automotive industry’s important topics and issues The hallways and conference rooms of the Grand Traverse Resort were once again packed as more than 1,000...

By any measure, 25-percent auto tariffs will cost Americans dearly

Story by Kristin Dziczek In the interest of protecting national security and strengthening the U.S. economy, the Commerce Department is considering imposing an additional tariff on U.S. imports of automobiles and automotive parts. According to the Center...

Remembering Marchionne

The Center for Automotive Research joins the entire automotive community in mourning the loss of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne. Marchionne distinguished himself in our minds as the only CEO to open a presentation at CAR’s Management Briefing Seminars...