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The Center for Automotive Research at The Ohio State University is dedicated to studying innovative solutions that affect future transportation and mobility. Researchers at CAR approach their work with the knowledge that tomorrow's mobility will be affected by energy and environmental consequences, safety, information and communication systems, and lifestyle and consumer choices.

As a pre-eminent research center for sustainable and safe mobility, CAR aims to prepare the next generation of automotive industry leaders. With an interdisciplinary emphasis on systems engineering, collaborative product development projects, and a balance of government and privately-sponsored research, CAR functions as conduit between classroom learning and hands-on experience for more than 300 undergraduate and 100 graduate students.

In addition to its rich research offerings, CAR provides the following educational programs to equip students and professionals alike with the specialized knowledge needed for innovation in the industry:

  • Graduate Specialization in Automotive Systems Engineering program: With the development of this program, CAR aims to provide graduate Ohio State students with the opportunity to delve deeper into an automotive specialization.
  • Continuing and professional education: Designed to engage current engineering professionals with industry knowledge, this program caters to those who seek to enhance their knowledge and skills on specific subject matter. From credit and noncredit seminars to certificate programs, CAR provides instruction on the cutting-edge topics encountered in today‚Äôs transportation industry.
  • Experiential learning student project teams: CAR grants undergraduate students of all majors the chance to gain hands-on automotive engineering experience with six project teams that compete on a yearly basis.

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