The Center for Automotive Research


To be the most respected research source in the automotive industry.



CAR’s mission is to inform and advise, through independent research, education, and dialogue, enabling a more viable and sustainable automotive ecosystem



CAR Values:

  • Trust, Respect, & Integrity
  • Accountability & Credibility
  • Agility
  • Innovation
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

CAR Research on the World Stage

The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) is involved in the research of significant issues that relate to the future direction of the global mobility industry. CAR’s mission is to produce independent research, convene stakeholders, and analyze critical issues facing the mobility industry and its impact on the economy and society. CAR subject matter experts provide observations and insights for research clients and Affiliates worldwide.

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CAR Affiliates

CAR Affiliate organizations represent the mobility industry across the globe.

CAR Speaking

CAR subject matter experts speak an automotive and mobility industry events worldwide.

CAR Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement


The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion where all employees feel valued and respected. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are interconnected with our mission and values and are critical to ensuring the well-being of our employees and the stakeholders we serve.

Our human capital is the most valuable asset CAR has. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities, and talent that our employees invest in their work represents not only our culture but our organization’s reputation, values, and achievements as well.

CAR is committed to a non-discriminatory approach. Our organization’s diversity initiatives are applicable—but not limited—to our practices and policies on recruitment and selection, compensation and benefits, professional development and training, career advancement, and the ongoing development of a work environment built on the premise of diversity, equity, and inclusion that encourages and enforces:

  • Respectful communication and cooperation between all employees,
  • Teamwork and employee participation—permitting the representation of all groups and employee perspectives,
  • Work/life balance through flexible work schedules to accommodate employees’ varying needs, and
  • Employer and employee contributions to the stakeholders we serve to promote a greater understanding and respect for diversity.

All employees of CAR have a responsibility to treat others with dignity and respect at all times. Therefore, CAR expects all employees to be inclusive at work, work functions on or off the worksite, and other company-sponsored and participate events.

The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) produces industry-driven research and analyses; develops forecasts; fosters dialogue and convenes forums; and publicly disseminates our research through events, our website, and the media.

As an independent, non-profit, research organization with a multi-disciplinary approach, CAR engages with leaders in the global automotive industry to support technology advancements and improve the competitiveness of the U.S. automotive industry. We succeed through close collaboration and strong relationships with automakers, suppliers, industry associations, government, non-profits, labor organizations, and educational institutions.

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