2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars

Thank you to all who joined us August 3–6, 2015, as we celebrated the 50th anniversary of CAR’s flagship event!

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CAR Management Briefing Seminars 2015

CAR’s Third Quarter Newsletter is Now Available

In this issue: Focus on U.S. Auto Talent & Labor, Fuel Economy/GHG Regulations, Self-Driving Vehicles: Effects on Fleet Size and Prices, Economic Contributions of U.S. Auto Dealerships, and Management Briefing Seminars 50th Anniversary More »

Powertrain Working Group

A Working Group of CAR's Affiliates, major powertrain component suppliers working together to understanding fuel economy and emissions regulations, future powertrain technologies, alternative fuels, policy and customer acceptance. More »

The Automotive Communities Partnership (ACP) is a unique program that brings together community leaders, industry leaders, and other stakeholders with the goal of sustaining and growing the upper-midwest region’s automotive endowment. More »

Coalition for Automotive Lightweighting Materials (CALM)

The CALM working group mission supports the cost-effective integration of mixed materials to achieve mass reduction and fosters collaboration between manufacturers and suppliers to accelerate the introduction of lightweighting technologies. More »

Coalition for Automotive Lightweighting Materials (CALM)

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A Primer to Fuel Economy and Emissions Standards

An important transition within the automotive industry is underway as fuel economy and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions regulations quickly accelerate through the year 2025. This report will describe the factors and implications associated with the upcoming 2025 Fuel Economy Target that the industry faces.

Contribution of General Motors' Manufacturing Plants to the Economies of Ten States and the United States in 2013 and 2014

In this report, the authors examine the economic contribution of GM’s manufacturing presence in the United States and each of the ten states in which the company operates manufacturing facilities. Read More>

Crowdsourcing Transportation Systems Data

This report seeks to more clearly define “Crowdsourcing” and develops a clear and internally consistent taxonomy for crowdsourced data that can be used to structure related discussions.  Further it describes how agencies may leverage various types of crowdsourced data for transportation system management. Read More>

Contribution of the Automotive Industry to the Economies of All Fifty States and the United States

Six years after the worst recession since the 1930s, the American economy is demonstrating many signs of strengthening, and the auto industry is helping drive that recovery. Despite recent economic hardships, auto manufacturers, suppliers, and dealers employ over 1.5 million people and directly contribute to the creation of another 5.7 million jobs. Read More>

The Impact of Federal Regulations on Franchised Automobile Dealers

This study examined only the costs incurred by U.S. light vehicle dealerships to comply with a group of roughly 60 federal regulations. Read More>


CALM Q3 Group Meeting

September 15, 2015

The 3rd quarter working group meeting will feature a guest presentation by Ford Motor Company to review overcoming paint shop issues with lightweighting the F-150, the Multi-Material Lightweight Vehicle (MMLV), and addressing future lightweight applications.  The agenda also includes updates on “Barriers to Lightweighting” topics, individual co-development team updates and next steps. More info >>

2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars

Management Briefing Seminars 50TH ANNIVERSARY

August 3-6, 2015

We want to thank everyone who participated in the 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars, celebrating its 50th Anniversary at the beautiful Grand Traverse Resort. It was a great turnout and a memorable year. We can't wait to see you next year, August 1-4, 2016!

Presentations approved for release, can be found HERE.

For more information, visit the MBS home page.

CAR's Comprehensive Update on the U.S. Automotive Labor Market

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Detroit Branch Conference Center

This event presented a comprehensive look at the critically important labor market issues of 2015.

More information including presentation downloads can be found HERE

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