Industry Briefing

Pathways to Engage K-12 Students with the Automotive Industry, will highlight important lessons from the interactions between K-12 STEM programs and their automotive industry sponsors. More

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In this issue: CAR's Year in Review; GHG Credits: Regulations, Compliance, and Costs; David Andrea Joins CAR; People Driving CAR More

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Research

Global Harmonization of Connected Vehicle Communication Standards

This report examines international efforts to develop “harmonized” connected vehicle standards that would enable automakers, governments, and technology developers to, at a minimum, adopt analogous conceptual and technological frameworks across markets.

Identifying Real World Barriers to Implementing Lightweighting Technologies and Challenges in Estimating the Increase in Costs

As the midterm review approaches, conversations have turned to the subject of fuel economy and meeting the 2025 CAFE standards. In this report, a first in an ongoing analysis by CAR, we identify and bring perspective to real-world barriers faced by automakers to implementing technologies that can contribute to reducing emissions and improving fuel economy. Read More >

Meeting U.S. Passenger Vehicle Emissions Standards: Greenhouse Gas Credits Balance

This report reviews the GHG credit progress made thus far in the U.S. industry and how long those credits would last if no additional technology advancements were made to the fleet. Read More >

Use of Data From Connected and Automated Vehicles for Travel Demand Modeling

The calibration and validation of travel demand modeling requires the use of extensive datasets that describe the travel characteristics of people in the modeling area. This study investigates the potential use of connected and automated vehicle (CAV) data for both statewide and regional-level modeling. Read More >

The calibration and validation of travel demand modeling requires the use of extensive datasets that describe the travel characteristics of people in the modeling area. This study investigates the potential use of connected and automated vehicle (CAV) data for both statewide and regional-level modeling. - See more at: http://www.cargroup.org/?module=Publications&event=View&pubID=124#sthash.7YJJVR9U.dpuf

Contribution of New-Car Dealerships to the Economies of All Fifty States and the United States

Auto dealerships employ more than one million people directly and support over 1.18 million private sector jobs nationwide. These jobs result in more than $143 billion in compensation each year and nearly $19.3 billion in personal tax revenues. This publication highlights the factors that demonstrate the importance of U.S. automotive dealerships and their standing in the national economy, along with an estimate of the industry’s employment and economic contribution to the economies of the 50 states. Read More>

New-car dealerships are found in nearly every community across the country, and are well-known for supporting their local areas through funding for children’s sporting events, local charities, and even assisting with the sale of Girl Scout cookies. Though some may overlook the largeness and importance of this industry, auto dealerships employ more than one million people directly and support over 1.18 million private sector jobs nationwide. These jobs result in more than $143 billion in compensation each year and nearly $19.3 billion in personal tax revenues. This publication highlights the factors that demonstrate the importance of U.S. automotive dealerships and their standing in the national economy, along with an estimate of the industry’s employment and economic contribution to the economies of the 50 states. - See more at: http://www.cargroup.org/?module=Publications&event=View&pubID=123#sthash.gzf6LWED.dpuf

Events

Industry Briefing: Pathways to Engage K-12 Students with the Automotive Industry
February 25, 2016

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Powertrain Thought Leadership Roundtable
March 1, 2016

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Spring Industry Briefing & Affiliate Dinner
May 4, 2016

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2016 CAR Management Briefing Seminars

August 1-4, 2016

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The Center for Automotive Research’s mission is to educate, inform and advise stakeholders, policy makers, and the general public on critical issues facing the automotive industry, and the industry’s impact on the U.S. economy and society. CAR produces industry-driven research and analyses; develops forecasts; fosters dialogue and convenes forums; and publicly disseminates our research through conferences, events, and the media.