The Center for Automotive Research's reputation for providing leading, thought-provoking, impactful research was established during its history at the University of Michigan and has been further refined as a standalone nonprofit organization since 2003.
CAR possesses over 30 years of experience in developing industry consensus in partnership with numerous affiliates and government agencies. CAR also organizes the largest management conference in the North American automotive industry. Our most valuable resource, aside from the skills of our staff, is our access to the decision makers that lead the companies and organizations that make up the world motor vehicle industry--a series of working relationships built on trust arising from many successful projects and forums completed throughout our history.
CAR creates unbiased economic and systems modeling research, develops new manufacturing methodologies, forecasts industry futures, advises on public policy, and conducts industry conferences and forums.
We achieve this through strong relationships with industry, government agencies, research institutes, labor organizations and other major stakeholders of the international automotive community and our multi-discipline research and conference activities.