Roof Lightweighting Study

Roof Lightweighting Study

Vehicle mass reduction or “lightweighting” has been deemed very important by automakers because of many benefits including performance and fuel economy. The arrival of automated, connected, electrified, and shared (ACES) technology will make lightweighting more...
Evaluating Innovative Dissimilar Material Joining Technologies

Evaluating Innovative Dissimilar Material Joining Technologies

Due to the need to reduce overall vehicle mass, vehicle manufacturers are turning to a multi-material approach to vehicle construction more extensively than has been historically the case. However, because of the differences in the chemical and physical properties of...
Automation Adoption & Implications for the Automotive Workforce

Automation Adoption & Implications for the Automotive Workforce

Many automakers and suppliers continue to face both challenges and opportunities as the automotive industry progresses through an era of rapid innovation as automation and artificial intelligence in the manufacturing setting continues to advance. Automotive companies...
Technology Roadmap: Materials and Manufacturing

Technology Roadmap: Materials and Manufacturing

This report forecasts materials and manufacturing trends based on the CAR team’s research findings as well as input from subject matter experts. The results show that several factors can affect the industry’s progress on material technology in the coming decades,...

Advancing Additive Manufacturing into the Mobility Industry

Future cities will likely be dominated by automated, connected, electric, and shared (ACES) vehicles. Automotive customers are demanding greater vehicle personalization and unique ride experiences. Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a revolutionary group of technologies...