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CAR, Partners Lead Effort to Help Automotive and Mobility Companies

Automotive, business, and government leaders from across Michigan are joining forces with MICHauto to ensure the strength of Michigan’s automotive and mobility industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. MICHauto is taking the lead with our partners to safeguard Michigan’s...

Coronavirus Update

CAR researchers are monitoring the impact of the coronavirus outbreak (officially known as 2019-nCoV)—especially as it may impact the auto industry globally. Here are CAR resources and a selection of external resources to keep you informed on the automotive impact of...

Webinar: Coronavirus Update

The coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) has spread now to South Korea, Europe, and the Middle East, even as the number of reported cases in China are steadily declining. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped sharply on 24 February 2020 as news of the spread of the...

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...

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...

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