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CAR | A message from CAR's President and CEO, Carla Bailo

Michigan Business Network
March 25, 2021 10:00 AM

A message from CAR's President and CEO, Carla Bailo

Submissions for the 2021 Altair Enlighten Award are now open. CAR and Altair invite all sustainability and lightweighting experts to submit your entries by May 31, 2021.

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CAR | A Review of the Administration Proposed Labor Policies

Michigan Business Network
March 22, 2021 6:00 PM

The presidential 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 pledged to be “the most pro-union president you’ve ever seen.” The first few weeks of his administration show he is working to keep that promise, and some of his policies could have implications for automakers and suppliers.

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CAR | Altair Enlighten Award Webinar Series - Lightweighting Enabling Technology, and Future of Lightweighting - Speakers Added

Michigan Business Network
March 16, 2021 6:00 PM

Join us for our next webinar:

Altair Enlighten Award Webinar Series -
Lightweighting Enabling Technology, and Future of Lightweighting

Wednesday, March 24, 2021  |  10:30 AM EST

What are some of the innovative technologies/methodologies under R&D to support lightweighting?
How have some the latest solutions demonstrated advancements over current industry state-of-the-art standards?
What are the lightweighting trends driving the development of technologies in automotive engineering?

Meet a few of the Altair Enlighten Award winners for answers to these questions and more!

Hosted by Altair in conjunction with the Center of Automotive Research (CAR), the webinar will highlight the success of the Altair Enlighten Award in elevating initiatives to advance vehicle lightweighting. A panel discussion with leading industry pioneers will review how technology advancements in materials, production processes, design methods, and joining technologies have advanced the impetus for vehicle lightweighting. The panel will explore novel, emerging technology solutions, and how they are significantly advancing lightweighting for vehicles.

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CAR | AV Deployment Timeline

Michigan Business Network
March 1, 2021 5:00 PM

Every year, over the past several years, the automotive industry has made strides towards the realization of automated driving systems.
Through headline announcements and strategic commitments, this progress has naturally generated a lot of buzz in the media. Many companies and stakeholders are excited about the development of these technologies, and have been providing them with substantial attention and investment. 

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9th Annual International Women's Day event on Monday, March 8

Michigan Business Beat
February 26, 2021 2:00 PM

Terry Barclay, President & CEO of Inforum, talks with MBN's Jeffrey Mosher about the 9th Annual International Women's Day event. On March 8th, Inforum is hosting a virtual experience focusing on women's Activism, Allyship, and Advocacy. The goal of the event is to help build relationships, embrace diversity, and support women both professionally and personally.

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CAR | MBS 2021 Call for Speakers and Altair Enlighten Award

Michigan Business Network
February 23, 2021 8:00 AM

CAR MBS - Call for Speakers

Planning for CAR MBS 2021 continues as we prepare to head back to Traverse City August 4-5, 2021 to take advantage of the beautiful Northern Michigan experience. We are planning an in-person hybrid event that will allow you to join us in Traverse City, and we will also be live streaming the event to make it accessible to those of you who cannot be there in person.

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CAR | A review of Administration policies that support the auto industry’s transformation to a low-carbon future

Michigan Business Network
February 18, 2021 9:00 AM

The President's initial executive actions and policy priorities are focused on a range of critically important issues to the auto industry. Biden has proposed an ambitious federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic and economic recovery efforts and seeks to address the issues of racial equity, worker rights, and climate change in nearly every aspect of government policy.

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CAR | let's discuss this week's Hot Topics

Michigan Business Network
February 12, 2021 4:00 PM

The news this week continued with coverage of Q4 earnings as well as the current widespread chip shortage. On the EV front, we are paying close attention to the recent ITC ruling of banning SK Innovation EV Batteries in the U.S. We also saw interesting stories out of the virtual NADA show and artificial intelligence in the automotive industry. Of course, there were some fun Super Bowl car ads over the weekend, many of which reflect current industry trends. There is much for us to discuss this week.

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CAR | Webinar Recording Available: Electric Vehicle Infrastructure a New Mindset – Sponsored by PwC

Michigan Business Network
February 9, 2021 10:00 AM

Electric vehicle infrastructure a new mindset

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CAR | Upcoming webinar series: Battery Enclosure Design for Electric Vehicles

Michigan Business Network
February 8, 2021 6:00 PM

Join us for our upcoming webinar series:

Battery Enclosure Design for Electric Vehicles

Thursday, February 11, 18, & 25, 2021  |  1:00 PM EST

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