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EV and AV Outlook: Investors Flashing Mixed Signals

With Tesla shares (NASDAQ: TSLA) hitting all-time highs, up 74.1 percent YTD through 6 February 2020, the outlook for EVs—and autonomous vehicle technology (AVs)/intelligent mobility overall—is a hot topic once again among investors and industry participants. TSLA...

Technology Roadmap: Intelligent Mobility Technologies

The automotive and transportation industries are undergoing extraordinary changes in direct response to recent advancements in automation technologies, data analysis, and wireless communication.  A major trend in the past ten years has been an emphasis on improving...

Coronavirus Update

CAR researchers are keeping a close eye on the coronavirus outbreak (officially known as 2019-nCoV)—especially as it may impact the auto industry in China and global supply chains. Many automakers and suppliers are suspending production following the Lunar New Year...

2019 CAR Annual Report

On behalf of the team at CAR, I want to thank you for your support. The engagement and support of the automotive industry have been fundamental to the success of the Center for Automotive Research since our founding as an independent nonprofit in 2003.

Opinion: Why Tesla’s weird new Cybertruck could be a hit

When Elon Musk introduced Tesla's Cybertruck, it sent the Internet into a frenzy of memes and social media posts, comparing the truck to everything from a doorstop to the SpongeBob Squarepants character Flats the Flounder. But those who have been in the...

Estimated Costs of the 2019 UAW-GM Strike

Many estimates of the cost of the UAW strike focus on how much the work stoppage is costing GM, but few have estimated the broader costs of the strike to the U.S. economy or individual states. The Center for Automotive Research’s (CAR’s) estimates put the...

Center for Automotive Research Announces New Directors

The Center for Automotive Research is pleased to announce two members have been added to its Board of Directors.  Ami Dotan, CEO and co-founder, Karamba Security and Jada Smith,  vice president, advanced engineering and external relations, Aptiv, have...

The Issues in 2019 UAW-FCA, Ford, & GM Negotiations

The current contracts between the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) and the Detroit Three automakers – FCA, Ford, and General Motors – expire at midnight on 14 September 2019. During the...

The Shift from Autos to Mobility Center-Stage at CAR MBS 2019

Guest Feature Story by David KileyMore than 1,000 auto industry stakeholders gathered at the 54th annual CAR Management Briefing Seminars to discuss and debate the mobility revolution that is gripping the global industry. Indeed, more than one attendee...

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