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Cultural Awareness & Anti-Racism Resources for the Workplace

In light of the recent traumatic events that have affected the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities, CAR has updated the list of resources we created after George Floyd's death. George Floyd's death, the violence against the AAPI community, and the...

A review of the Biden Administration proposed labor policies

The Biden Administration’s policies on climate, the economy, racial equity, international relations, and trade all impact the auto industry. Workers’ and labor unions’ interests are central to nearly all of the President’s policies. Shortly after he was elected, Biden...

EV Charging Infrastructure

This is a revised version of a previous feature story. Battery electric vehicles are one of the pillars for a new era of transportation and mobility.  We are already beginning to see the early stages of a massive shift.  Some initiatives, including ICE bans, bans on...

AV Deployment Timeline

This is a summary of announced autonomous driving deployments, as they may or may-not have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Scheduled targets were specified by official company announcements, indicating each company’s plans towards the successful deployment of...

2020 Annual Report

On behalf of the team at CAR, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your support throughout this challenging year. The engagement and support of the automotive industry have never been more critical to the success of the Center for Automotive Research since our...

Japanese Automakers Are Helping Fuel U.S. Recovery

As the nation begins to recover from the recession brought on by the global pandemic, Japanese automakers are making significant contributions that will help drive U.S. growth in critical areas of the economy, such as manufacturing and high-tech research and...

Presidential Policy Priorities That Will Impact the Automotive Industry

The election is just a few weeks away, and many folks are looking ahead to 2021 and what policy priorities in a second Trump term or a Biden presidency would mean for the automotive industry. Three main policy areas are important to autos: the health of the economy,...

Vehicle Electrification Outlook

While the automotive industry has traditionally pulled back on advanced technology during recessions and economic downturn, the current state of the pandemic-impacted economy has left many wondering whether or not vehicle electrification will power through. Do...

The Transition to BEV Proves a Balancing Act

Had 2020 not been such a historically bad year on so many levels, the seismic shift in BEV investment would have dominated more news headlines. Although we will remember the year for so much negative news, we may also remember it as the year battery electric vehicles...

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