Feature Stories

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...

The Impact of ACES on Design, Materials, and Manufacturing

The automotive industry is going through an unprecedented change with advancement in innovative technologies and changing consumer preferences. The investments by automotive and software industry in research and development of sensors (for example, radar,...

Top 5 Reasons to Attend CAR MBS

CAR MBS is right around the corner and with it comes unparalleled opportunity to hear from industry leaders and visionaries about the future of the global automotive industry while providing world class networking in an unrivaled location. Here are the Top 5 Reasons...

Are auto imports a national security threat?

Kristin Dziczek, vice president of industry, labor, and economics at CAR joined Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad Bown (Peterson Institute for International Economics) on the weekly podcast Trade Talks on April 25, 2018, to talk Trump, trade, and NAFTA...