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Developing HAVs and EVs for a More Sustainable and Equitable Future

The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) will explore sustainability and equity in mobility at the CAR Management Briefing Seminars (MBS) in 2021. We recently asked CAR’s CEO, Carla Bailo, a series of questions about the critical role the automotive industry can play...

Semiconductor Crisis Update

CAR researchers are monitoring the impact of the widespread semiconductor chip shortage, especially as it affects the global automotive industry. The shortage is expected to last through the year, and potentially until 2022. Here are CAR resources and a selection of...

A review of the Biden Administration trade agenda

The Biden Administration recently released the 2021 President’s Trade Agenda and 2020 Annual Report, which details the status of trade negotiations and current agreements, trade enforcement actions, and, importantly, the President’s vision for U.S. trade policy. Trade...

Chip crisis highlights need for industry collaboration

The semiconductor shortage impacting the automotive industry has left companies and countries scrambling for solutions. Chipmakers are working to increase manufacturing capacity, but building new manufacturing plants requires multibillion-dollar investments and at...

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...

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